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Swearing on a Bible app?

Swearing on a Bible app?

Nassau Executive Mangano was sworn in to office using an iPad Bible app according to


Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano was sworn in for his second term Thursday, promising to hold the line on property taxes, work to redevelop Nassau Coliseum and bring more private-sector jobs to the county.

Addressing a standing-room-only audience at Bethpage High School, where he graduated in 1980, Mangano took the oath of office on an iPad with the Bible pulled up when a printed copy could not be located.

Video of the swearing in is here

According to it has created a controversy on the internet as to whether or not an iPad app is a “real Bible.” The Rev Patricia Millard discusses the authority of versions of the Bible in her essay today on Daily Episcopalian.


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David Curtis

The sound you hear right now is me hitting my head against my desk. Is it the oath that matters, or the piece of paper on which one rests one’s hand?

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