If I'm ever elected to public office...
Representative-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN) taking an oath on the Koran shouldn't even be controversial. In fact, in the official swearing in, no holy books of any kind are used at all:
An "action alert" from the American Family Association:
1. Send an email asking your U.S. Representative and Senators to pass a law making the Bible the book used in the swearing-in ceremony of Representatives and Senators.
Prager’s patriotic prattling is misinformed on the facts, too. No Member of Congress is officially sworn in with a Bible. Under House rules, the official swearing-in ceremony is done in the House chambers, with the Speaker of the House administering the oath of office en masse. No Bibles or other holy books are used at all. Members may, if they choose, also have a private ceremony with family and friends. At these unofficial ceremonies, Members frequently solemnize the event by taking an oath while holding a personal family Bible.As long as there are people screaming about this kind of issue, I don't think anyone can be accused of being alarmist for using the terms "theocon" or "Christianist". It's infuriating how persecuted these people feel for not being able impose their religion in the civic sphere.
UPDATE: For an even more disdainful reaction to this whole book-choice fracas, check out Journal of Applied Misanthropology.