Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries says she's absolutely outraged that Hindu chaplain Rajan Zed was pegged to deliver the opening prayer of the U.S. Senate this morning. The director of the pro-Israel ministry is concerned about the consequences of allowing someone to open the day's business in the Senate by referencing Hindu scriptures and praying to over 300 million gods. [...] Markell says this reminds her of what happened in the Old Testament when the people of Israel turned to other gods. "When Israel went straying and worshiping other gods, very, very serious consequences came down upon her," the ministry leader points out.
"I think that America is at a turning point," Markell continues. "The head of Homeland Security himself, [Michael] Chertoff, said he's very concerned about some sort of a major strike here this summer in America. And so instead of turning to the God who defends and protects America, [...] we go chasing off after other gods who cannot protect us."
Markell says America needs to learn from [...] the Bible -- and America's leaders need to pray to the one, true God.