The Richard Grayson Green Party AZ-06 congressional campaign yesterday issued the following press release:
In 2006, newly-elected Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota ignited a controversy when he said he would not take his oath of office on the Bible but on the Qur'an.
Today Richard Grayson, Green Party candidate for the U.S. House seat for Arizona's Sixth Congressional District, announced that, in the unlikely event of his election, he would also not take his oath of office on the Bible but on The Book of Mormon.
"I want to recognize the beliefs of many of my constituents and the traditions I myself follow," Grayson said.
Grayson, not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is best known as the author of numerous books of fiction.