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Dalai Lama to lead US Senate prayers

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 It will mark the first time that the Dalai Lama -- whose activities overseas are strongly opposed by China -- will deliver the prayer that customarily opens each Senate session.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner will later meet leaders of both the Senate and House of Representatives, said Kaydor Aukatsang, a spokesman for the Office of Tibet. A Senate aide confirmed the Dalai Lama's meetings.

Last month, the Dalai Lama, who fled his homeland in 1959 for India amid an abortive uprising against Chinese rule, met President Barack Obama, the fourth consecutive sitting US leader whom the Tibetan leader has seen.

China called the meeting "gross interference" in its internal affairs and summoned a US diplomat, although it has not taken stronger retaliatory measures. The Dalai Lama's meeting was his third at the White House with Obama, who barred reporters and met the monk inside the executive mansion's residence rather than the Oval Office where he receives dignitaries.

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Comment by Ed Price
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What a disgrace. And it's being done in the same buildings that were used for prayer to the Great God of the Universe at the times of the humble beginnings of America... the Great God Who granted the strength to the founders to provide a wonderful nation for His people on this side of the world.

My prayer is that He, the Great One of the Universe, protect ALL HIS people even if it means destroying the nation we love, the nation He had formerly made great - our nation, America.

Bad as this might sound, if the evil can't be removed, it is better that the evil is destroyed than remain.

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