Yesterday, Ishwar Singh, president of the Sikh Society of Central Florida, became the first Sikh to speak at a Republican National Convention when he was invited to deliver the invocation … and Religious Right activists were predictably concerned:
A Sikh will pray tonight at RNC. Christians should be respectful, but not bow their heads. Praying to a different god.
Fischer was not alone, as Janet Mefferd also voiced her concerns that people “who don’t have the slightest similarity to us” are being allowed to pray at the convention … and that includes Mitt Romney:
This adds new spin to my view of what’s going on at the RNC right now because you still hear a little bit of talk God here and there, but it’s different. When Mitt Romney talks about God, he’s not talking about our God and he has yet to give his speech yet.
But we now have a party that is allowing people to pray at the Republican National Convention who don’t have the slightest similarity to us, when it comes to our view of God, at all. At all.