herman-cain-im-not-discriminating-but-americans-should-be-able-to-ban-mosques… – StumbleUpon. So first he says that american communities should be able to ban mosques. We shouldn’t be able to ban other religious institutions, but just mosques because brown people are inherently evil. So obviously the blatant bigotry and xeonophobia that resides within the soul of hermain cain makes him a total wanker and douche bag (evidence: him saying things like he wouldn’t appoint a muslim to his administration). But then there’s the crazy person bit:
“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.”
… because christians and catholics and the annoyingly loud religious right who are trying to ban abortions and contraception and stop people from enjoying federal benefits for being in a committed adult partnership aren’t infusing their moral religious beliefs with law? What kind of cognitive dissonance does it take for a person to say this on his website (he has a whole linkpage thing for “faith” under “the issues”.. because the christian faith is apparently a very important issue):
America’s moral foundation does not need to be rewritten. It needs to be respected and taught to our children and grandchildren. It is the basis for our concept of freedom. As former President Ronald Reagan reminded us many years ago:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the blood stream. It must be fought for and protected and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and grandchildren what is used to be like in the United States when men were free.”
We are free because “In God Is Our Trust.”
while espousing separation of church and state?
just fyi herman cain, i am less free because god is our trust. Could you imagine the fallout that would occur if atheists and spiritual people banned together to try and get christian morality out of our laws? they would freak the FUCK out. Hypocrisy at it’s best, if you ask me. Our representatives are supposed to.. you know.. represent the people. I know that’s a crazy idea to take in. But not all of americans are christian. And to infuse policy making with a religion that isn’t representative of our country as a whole is oddly tyrannical if you ask me.