“It wasn’t so much the legislative calendar as it was the rhetoric that came forth, mostly from the presidential campaign,” Flake said. “That is not in keeping with the values and ideals that have made this country the shining city on the hill that it is. We are a better country than has been on display this week.”
"As Mormons and Muslims, we trace our lineage to father Abraham. While we may not agree on the divinity or the prophetic calling of Jesus and Mohamed, we all revere them as inspired teachers and leaders."
“There can be no religious test for those who serve in public office; we do not tolerate religious discrimination in the workplace, or in the neighborhood,
Even within religions those who felt their leaders were too "soft" look no further than Judaism and Israel when an Orthodox Jew took the life of Yitzhak Rabin, the Premier of that nation. Because Orthodox Jews believed the land given back to Palestinians was sacred to Jews. (from the book "Killing a King", Dan Ephron)