When new members of Congress take the oath of office Thursday, there will be new milestones set for non-Christians in Congress. Tulsi Gabbard will be the first Hindu congresswoman and Mazie Hirono will be the first Buddhist senator. Both are Democrats from Hawaii.
For a country whose founding principles include religious freedom, the American government has a history of being almost homogenous with respect to religion. For most federal representatives, the question isn't whether or not you're...Full Story