Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Korans Rejected by Two More Legislators

Sources tell me that State Sen. James Williamson and State Rep. Ron Peters have joined the growning number of legislators that have declined to accept Koran's that have been offered by a curiously named committee formed by Governor Henry.

While he has declined the offer of a free "Centennial Koran," Williamson said he is willing to meet with representatives of the group.

The committee, inaccurately named the Governor's Ethnic American Advisory Council is entirely made up of Muslims. They sent an e-mail to every Oklahoma legislator, offering the Korans, but making it clear that they were free to decline the offer.

As of this writing, 18 Republicans and one Democrat have declined the Korans.


Mark said...

Are the tax payers paying for the Korans and the distrubition or is the tab being picked up by a private group?

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see Sue Tibbs reject the Koran too.

Chris Medlock said...

The Koran's were privately funded and no tax dollars are reported to have been used. However, some have asked the question as to if the group was named using the innocuous term "Ethnic" rather than the more accurate word, "Islamic," may be a way to avoid the seperation of church and state criticism.