Atheist Dem sworn into office using a book by Dr. Seuss

Atheist Dem sworn into office using a book by Dr. Seuss
Kelli Dunaway swearing in (Image via Twitter)

She better be careful, or “journalist” Chris Cuomo will accuse her of being “not caring” enough to serve.

Her name is Kelli Dunaway, she’s an atheist, and last week she was sworn in as a St. Louis County councilwoman by placing her left hand on a copy of Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” To emphasize the solemness of the moment, she even arranged to have her  5-year-old and 7-year-old, presumably the “owners,” hold the copy of the bedtime story.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch explains:

Will this presidential election be the most important in American history?

The 1990 book offers a message of inspiration to anyone embarking on a new phase of life, whether it’s a high-school graduation, the jump from kindergarten to first grade, or even the next stage of a political career.

The Post-Dispatch editorial board, which wrote the article, doesn’t miss a trick, even taking care to inject a little much-needed political correctness into the travesty:

Alas, Dr. Seuss was not immune to a male-centric narrative as he sought to inspire. But the message is the same whether the reader is a “guy” or not. …

The article notes that there is no law requiring incoming members of the council to take the oath of office with a hand on the Bible, a policy that was likely enacted to allow Muslims to use the Quran instead. But is there any reason the ceremony can’t be conducted with the appropriate decorum by at least insisting that members select a book with an above-third grade reading level?

(h/t Faye Higbee, Conservative Firing Line)

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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