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Real Life cartoon character Uncle Ruckus, Herman Cain, has yet again proven that he doesn't know anything about anything by saying Sunday that Americans should be able to ban Muslims from building Mosque's in their communities. "Our Constitution guarantees the separation of church and state," Cain said in an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” "Islam combines church and state. They're using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their morals in that community, and the people of that community do not like it. They disagree with it." "This is just another way to try to gradually sneak Sharia law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that." “This isn't an innocent mosque," Cain said.
"Let's go back to the fundamental issue," Cain said. "Islam is both a religion and a set of laws -- Sharia laws. That's the difference between any one of our traditional religions where it's just about religious purposes." "Look, I know that there's a peaceful group of Muslims in this country. God bless them and they're free to worship. If you look at my career I have never discriminated against anybody, because of their religion, sex or origin or anything like that."
"I'm simply saying I owe it to the American people to be cautious because terrorists are trying to kill us," Cain said, "so yes I'm going to err on the side of caution rather than on the side of carelessness." Why is he even bothering with the first amendment, when clearly the only thing the GOP care about is the second amendment.
Didn't McCarthy try that in the 60's, erring on the side of caution? I hope this ignorant ass hat is getting paid extra money for continuously making a fool out of himself. If there is one group that doesn't understand the separation of church and state is evangelical christian Republicans. That's smart Uncle Ruckus, infringe on your own religious freedom, since we stopped being the property of America a century ago, let's just give them back the keys.
So according to our runaway slave, theologian and part time constitutional law scholar, Islam has somehow morphed into a government that combines church and state by utilizing the first amendment of the US Constitution. That's really an amazing trick. This half Islam half US Constitution, will somehow creep into every American neighborhood and the next thing you know women will be in Burqa's and men will be conducting mass bombings hoping to meet 72 virgins. This is utter bigoted nonsense. If you squint, you would think he were referring to evangelical Christianity if you ask me. Projection, the attribution to others of one’s own rejected tendencies. What do you think all those churches that told their members who to vote for? What about all these churches that demand kids be allowed to pray in a public school? What about creationists pushing it as science and into school curriculum? Hey evangelical republicans, you either believe in the constitution or you don't, it either applies to everyone or no one. Which one is it?
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Isn't his main argument against Islam the exact argument conservatives use to support whatever moral issue they support? "Godless people took prayer out of school to infuse their immorality in our community", "We are a Christian people and we can't condone abortion and gay marriage under any circumstances because it goes against the law of God, but we will try and impose that imaginary law on everyone", "America was founded on Christian principles and we need to keep the 10 commandments in our courthouses."
Someone tell me what the difference is? Where we are born, geopraphic location of where we are domiciled. If this were China, we would be Buddhists, if this were Afghanistan, we would be the very evil doers that this fool is talking about. Christians are more moral than Muslims? That's not what history says. First these people do everything possible to undermine the separation of church and state by claiming that our founding fathers used the Ten Commandments as the basis for our laws. (only 2, thou shalt not steal and kill), Now they think that somehow the same separation of church and state that they've railed against for so long somehow isn't effective in keeping religious law out of our society? We wonder why they try to bomb us...
The irony and hypocrisy is just amazing. This from a man that gets his morality from a book that condones slavery, torture, misogyny, persecution and has been the cause of major Geo political upheaval since the beginning of time along with the worst behavior that man has to offer. The blood runs just as red at the hand of both Christianity and Islam. We get our morals from the same place, and it isn't the Bible, the Quran, Watchtower, Book of Mormon, crack pot sci-fi novels, or any publication that was orally dictated then actually written centuries after the events happened. You know what that's called? Gossip or worse delusions. What a person believes personally is irrelevant and this pervading trend "who is the best Christian, or who can out Christian the other candidate" is a bad litmus test that church goers need to stop falling for. The Founding Fathers guaranteed each and every American the freedom to believe in a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Atheist, Shinto, whatever nation AS LONG AS he or she abides by the law and respects the Constitution. It is absolutely essential to understand WHY freedom of religion is so important in this country, and why it's one of the things that made it the most powerful country on earth. The government cannot promote one religion over another, why is that such a difficult concept? What happens when your version of Christianity is different than the judge or prosecutor when you go to court? That's why we have secular laws and not arbitrary and capricious laws based on personal interpretations of denominational theology.
Islam combines church and state and Christianity doesn't? I got news for you, Homey the Clown, but so does the Christian Church. Haven't you been paying attention to what's been going on in the GOP just in the last 20 years? Social Conservatism is insidious in that movement. Pot, meet Kettle. When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross and carrying disgusting pizza. What an absurdly stupid comment and he is not qualified to run a pizza oven much less a country. America would be much more productive if ALL churches were banned from American soil or they lost their tax exempt status. If we can ban one based on the Constitution, then we ban and should ban them all. But no...we won't ban the religion that we are part of and consider culturally superior. Westboro Baptist Church and their "thank god for fags", protest posters are OK, but Muslim worshiping in their own Mosque are wrong because they are terrorists with an insidious plot to take over the world with sharia law.
When we talk of American decline and the end of American exceptionalism, "we the people" elect these circus clowns that play into our racist, paranoid, xenophobic ignorance, and sticks a cross on top to make it feel less racist and more moral, have no one to blame but ourselves. Yeah...playing morality whack a mole is what is wrong with this country. Not the Mexicans, gays, gambling, drugs, or illicit sex. It's the foul stench of hypocrisy, ignorance and primitive superstition with the high priest of ignorance in the pulpit telling people how to vote and think every Sunday. Religion in the hands of stupid people is the biggest threat to our political system. Just make sure your tithes are current or you will anger whomever, because pastor has to pay his Bentley note. This kind of aggressive ignorance is offensive on the deepest level. The great American tragedy is that so many people agree with this person.
Herman Cain has successfully made Palin and Bachmann appear to be reasonable and sane with his message of love and inclusion for everyone but Muslims and that is so inspirational and I can almost feel the love of Christ every time he speaks. This moron has made a great case for keeping ALL religions out of government, not just the one's that we think are from scary brown people.
Well black people, we have arrived, we have fully integrated in American culture and society to become full fledged bigots who are tea baggers. MLK would shed a gold encrusted tear and toast with red Kool-aid while riding on 40 inch rims in a Crown Vic with a Skittles paint job.
“If you black of skin and full sin come forward so that I may lay my hands on you. Black be gone! Praise white Jesus!”