6.) Steve Smith Says Extra Prayer to Offset Atheist Colleague's Non-Prayer
Democratic Representative Juan Mendez made national news when he left God out of his invocation before a House of Representatives hearing. "I hope today marks the beginning of a new era in which Arizona's non-believers can feel as welcome and valued here as believers," Mendez later said. Instead, Representative Steve Smith embarrassed himself and the state by leading everyone on a second prayer, this one in "repentance" for what Mendez had done.