Virgil Goode (R-Va.), the congressreprobate from the 5th district of Virginia, has sent a letter to selected constituents assuring them that he absolutely will have nothing to do with the Koran. To wit:
When I raise my hand to take the oath on Swearing In Day, I will have the Bible in my other hand. I do not subscribe to using the Koran in any way. The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.
The local C'ville Weekly reproduces the whole sorry piece of bigoted crap here .
For shame Mr. Goode! For shame!
Addition: By the way, Goode's attack on immigrants is something of a non-sequitur, since the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, is a native born American who converted. I wonder when Goode will come out in favor of banning the preaching of Islam, too.
Disclosure: I voted for Goode's Democratic opponent in the most recent election. Boy, do I feel vindicated.
Hat tip to Pamela Friedman.