There is a controversey erupting over the plans of Rep. Keith Ellison (D) to take his oath of office using a Koran instead of a Bible. I don't get it. What's the beef? Hell, I'd have a problem with him swearing on the Bible. After all, the purpose is to promise in the name/presence of God not to violate the trust placed in you. What good would it be to swear in the name of someone else's God, or version of God?
Does Sen. Lieberman swear on the Christian Bible? Or does he use just the Old Testement? Or perhaps the Torah? How about Sen. Reid? Does he use the Bible or the Book of Mormon?
Why should anyone else care?