Liberal Media Vilifies Senator Sheryl Nuxoll for Non-Participation During Hindu Prayer


Liberal Media at it again attacking the conservative members of our Idaho legislature. Betsy Russell and several other liberal writers have put out some scathing articles, which could only have been written by true progressives, vilifying Senator Sheryl Nuxoll for not attending the reading of a prayer by a Hindu priest at the opening of the Idaho Senate. We at the Gem State Patriot applaud Senator Nuxoll for standing up and saying NO to something she did not feel comfortable participating in as a Christian. Tell me what is wrong with standing up for your religious beliefs? It is no different than standing up for your country. Let us ask these questions: Why was the Senate told about this special opening prayer by a Hindu the night before, and why was it so necessary for his prayer to be the only prayer? Why was there not a Christian prayer to go along with it? I’m not sure how many Hindu’s we have in our Senate, but I would venture to say there are none. Was there any pressure put on Senate Pro Tempore Brent Hill to have this prayer by a Hindu? Whose idea was it and how did this all come about? We would like to have some answers to those questions and again, why wasn’t a Christian prayer also offered?

Liberal progressives like Ms. Russell work hard to disarm the opposition by intimidation and fear. They characterize defenders of tradition and truth as racist, bigot, sexist, or a whole raft of other pejorative terms, and these labels are the mark of the politically incorrect. They are applied like a pox to anyone on the wrong side of their brand of social justice and defined under the fast evolving new regime. If we do not fight back, America and all of its traditions will be lost as will our past history which the liberals are changing day by day in our schools.

Just a couple of weeks ago Ms. Russell attacked another conservative legislator in our House of Representatives, Vito Barbieri, for a statement he made during a hearing on chemical abortions. Dr. Julie Madsen, a physician testifying before the Senate committee, said she provided various telemedicine services in Idaho. She reviewed how some colonoscopy patients may swallow a small device for doctors to get a closer look at the colon. Rep. Barbieri asked the Doctor sarcastically if this same procedure can be performed in a pregnancy to determine the situation; trying to make note of the seriousness of an abortion and that certain examinations and procedures need a hands on exam. Unfortunately, we must assume that Ms. Russell took his words out of context and blasted them out on her facebook for the rest of the world to see. This is not the first time the press and Ms. Russell have had a hand in embarrassing Idaho or its legislators.

It appears that most of the religious critics seem to be coming from Nevada although there were two people who in Idaho who said the Senator should apologize: Dan Black, director of the Boise Institute for Buddhist Studies, and Rabbi ElizaBeth Beyer who appear to be liberal lackey’s hanging on to their badge of political correctness. We do not think the Senator owes anyone an apology because to do so will give the narrative back to the liberals. All true Christians believe and follow the First Commandment. Exodus 20 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.” Participating in this ceremony was not something she could do in good conscience because of her beliefs and no one should fault her for that, nor ask for an apology. If anyone is to be faulted, it is Senator Brent Hill for allowing this to happen.

We are all beaten to death by the liberal agenda of Political Correctness because this is how they get to change the world a little bit at a time by calling us bigots or racists or whatever they think will bring us around to their way of thinking by putting peer pressure on us until we acquiesce to their values. This has to stop, and I for one am happy that we have leaders in our legislature who are not afraid to stand up for what they feel is the right thing to do.

The following are the words of Senator Nuxoll:


Recent press reports have elaborated about my lack of participation with a recent Hindu prayer offered in the Idaho Senate chambers. I wanted to offer an explanation in my own terms:

I opposed the prayer because I believe America is a Christian nation and has been blessed as a result. Evidence of America’s Christian foundation is clear. It can be found in the many Biblical scriptures etched in stone on historic American monuments, and by the fact that our entire legal system was based on the 10 Commandments.

So, although I support an individual’s Constitutional right to worship as they choose, it is my opinion that alternative faiths should not be elevated beyond our traditional Faith of Christianity in a building symbolizing American leadership, such as the state capitol. Thank you for your understanding.

Quoting Doug Traubel, “Political correctness disarms tradition. It creates an environment of diluted discourse and self-censorship. Through intimidation, it enforces conformity of thought and expression that subvert our heroes and ethos. The first amendment was given to us by the anti-federalists precisely to protect unpopular political speech, but for many who think outside the confines of the state narrative they are too intimidated to use it. Tradition loses ground without a voice and a fight.”

Patrick Henry said this, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” “America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotation” by William J. Federer, page 289.