"Our Constitution guarantees the separation of church and state. Islam combines church and state. They're using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their morals in that community ... [The communities] objected to the fact that Islam is both a religion and a set of laws. ... They have a right to [ban a Mosque]"Wow. Mr. Cain says we all have a constitutional right to free speech, freedom of assembly and the freedom to worship as we please ... but all these rights evaporate if our religion tries to inject its beliefs into government!
Mr. Cain has conveniently forgotten that this is exactly the same thing that America's evangelical Christians believe.
Let's start with Cain's opponent, Mitt Romney, who said:
"Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom... Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone."Hmmm, that sounds like combining church and state to me, Mr. Cain. So Romney's out. What about Mike Huckabee, another front runner?
"[Some of my opponents] do not want to change the Constitution, but I believe it's a lot easier to change the constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God, and that's what we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it's in God's standards rather than try to change God's standards."Gosh, we're not getting anywhere, are we Mr. Cain? It seems those darned Christians are no better than the Muslims you despise!
What about Michele Bachmann, another Republican candidate? Oh yeah, she's the one whose family runs a "clinic" that "cures" gays of their homosexuality using prayer and Christian practices. And she also suggested that every freshman member of Congress should be required to take a constitution class from David Barton. Who is David Barton? Why, he's the guy who says the separation of church and state is a myth!
What really needs to be done is to get the erroneous 1947 Supreme Court decision that first imposed the phony separation of church and state on the country reversed. The documents and other evidence David Barton has uncovered gives us all the ammunition we need to win such a case if we will just have the will to do it.Bachmann's mentor Barton also says the federal government should regulate homosexuality
"Legislators around the country are considering banning sugar and fatty foods in school ... Perhaps they should consider banning the promotion of a lifestyle that the Centers For Disease Control has determined actually causes HIV/AIDS.Gosh, we're not doing very well, are we Mr. Cain?
What about Sarah Palin? Sorry, she's just like those Muslims too, always trying to inject religion into government:
"Lest anyone try to convince you that God should be separated from the state, our founding fathers, they were believers. And George Washington, he saw faith in God as basic to life."So, Mr. Cain, what's a good Christian like you supposed to do with this? You said it yourself: communities should be able to ban Mosques because those darned Muslims want to mix up government and religion. I guess we have to ban all Christian churches too.