Monday, March 21, 2011

Christianity Today interviews Herman Cain

Christianity today interviewed Herman Cain on a variety of topics, from his battle with cancer to his views on Christianity and of course his presidential aspirations.

From the interview, the part that is making an absolute stir is Cain's views on Muslims attempts to convert Americans to Islam.
Christianity Today: When speaking about your battle with cancer at the Milner church, at one point, you indicate that you were a little uncomfortable when you found out that your surgeon's name was Abdallah, until you found out he was a Lebanese Christian. So what's your perspective on the role of Muslims in American society?
The role of Muslims in American society is for them to be allowed to practice their religion freely, which is part of our First Amendment. The role of Muslims in America is not to convert the rest of us to the Muslim religion. That I resent. Because we are a Judeo-Christian nation, from the fact that 85 percent of us are self-described Christians, or evangelicals, or practicing the Jewish faith. Eighty-five percent. One percent of the practicing religious believers in this country are Muslim.
And so I push back and reject them trying to convert the rest of us. And based upon the little knowledge that I have of the Muslim religion, you know, they have an objective to convert all infidels or kill them. Now, I know that there are some peaceful Muslims who don't go around preaching or practicing that. Well, unfortunately, we can't sit back and tolerate the radical ones simply because we know that there are some of them who don't believe in that aspect of the Muslim religion. So their role is to be allowed to practice their religion freely, just like we should be allowed to practice our religion freely, and not try to convert the rest of us.
You can almost hear the left howling over these remarks. Never mind that so many on the left hold a similar view when it comes Christians trying to spread the word of Christianity.

Herman Cain needs to be a little careful tackling topics like this. Statements like this are exactly what Obama and the left needs to distract from Obama's reckless and irresponsible fiscal policies in 2012.

Click here to read the entire interview.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: Christianity Today


Pam said...

And then there's the philosophical difficulty that for Muslims (as for us Christians), "spreading the word" and making converts is an integral part of our religious practices. The problem is when Muslim religious practice clashes with the laws of the land. I don't think he needs to be complaining about efforts at conversion, but stick to the flat-out illegal practices that are part and parcel of Islam. Talk to me about Mohammed if you want, fine, but don't cut anybody's head off.

Janelle said...

I like Mr. Cain, but I still believe in LtCl Allen West a lot more. At least for the top spot.

Clifton B said...


You raise a great point. Parts of Islam is not compatible with our laws. In those instances, we should simply insist upon assimilation rather than capitulate for the sake of diversity.

Clifton B said...


I agree that West is a tad stronger, unfortunately West arrived on the scene a tad too late to make a run for the big chair. So for right now, Cain is the only option.

Just Me said...

I keep hearing the "West isn't ready" line; I'd like someone to explain why.
Call me a West groupie, but I'd vote for him today if I could. To me, he is without doubt the strongest possible candidate I've seen for 2012.

Wesley 'Whitey Lawful' Mcgranor said...

As a paleoconservative i understand the detriment Mohammedan culture has on American and the further West. However i do not seek to ask Mohammedans to deconstruct their faith to suite the West's postmodern bidding. There is a void in The West and it may be filled by another cultures moral point-of-view. The same argument against Mohammedan immigration and assimulation could be compared to Hispanics in that noting that Hispanic culture with all its Catholic, authoritarian and Old World elements are detrimental to--at least-- the once standing culture and system of America.

dodger said...

I also like Allen West, but he has yet to declare. So far, I say, "LET'S RAISE CAIN!"

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