Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rajan Zed Receives Thank-You Letter from 700 Idahoans, Calls for Apology from Sen. Nuxoll

Posted By on Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 9:34 AM

click to enlarge Hindu statesman Rajan Zed - COURTESY RAJANZED.ORG
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  • Hindu statesman Rajan Zed

Rajan Zed
, the Hindu statesman who read the Idaho Senate invocation March 3, has received a thank-you letter, signed by 700 Idaho citizens. Zed, the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, called for Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll (R-Cottonwood) to apologize for her comments following the invocation, including saying "Hindu is a false faith with false gods." 

click to enlarge Sen. Sherry Nuxoll
  • Sen. Sherry Nuxoll
Better Idaho, which calls itself "the state's most ambitious communications organization," sent the letter, thanking Zed for his visit to Idaho. 

"It was a great opportunity for Idahoans to learn from a religion and a culture that is rather uncommon in our great state," the letter reads, followed by the names and hometowns of the 700 signatories. 

On its website, Better Idaho posted a note explaining that the letter was a "simple and clear message: Idahoans respect others... It's too bad [the message] was ever in doubt, but the behavior of three lawmakers—one in particular—made a rebuke necessary."

Religious leaders from around the region have joined Zed's call for an apology.

Take our reader poll to let us know if you think Sen. Nuxoll should apologize, and watch the video below to see what some Boiseans think.


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