There is a reason why Bryan Fischer really likes the candidacy of Herman Cain, and it is because Cain and Fischer hold many of the same bigoted views.
Over the weekend, Cain reinforced this fact when he told Chris Wallace of Fox News that communities ought to be able to ban the construction of mosques:
WALLACE: But couldn’t any community then say they don’t want a mosque in our community?
CAIN: They could say that. Chris, lets go back to the fundamental issue that the people are basically saying they’re objecting to. They’re objecting to the fact Islam is both a religion and a set of laws, Sharia law. That’s the difference between any one of our other traditional religions where it’s just about religious purposes. The people in the community know best, and I happen to side with the people in Murfreesboro.
WALLACE: You’re saying any community, if they want to ban a mosque?
CAIN: Yes. They have a right to do that. That’s not discriminating based upon religion.
So good for Herman Cain. He started off strong when it came to the Muslim deal – will not have a Muslim in my cabinet, he tried to finesse that, walk it back; shouldn’t have done it, should have held firm.
I mean, there’s no way a Muslim should be in anybody’s cabinet in the United States of America because their ultimate devotion is not to the Constitution, it is to sharia law. That’s what their God, their holy book and their prophet tell them is the highest law in the land. That’s where their ultimate allegiance is going to be. It’s impossible for them to take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and to be able to do that with any sort of a clear conscience.
It is of concern to anyone else that a Republican presidential candidate holds views that are exactly the same as those espoused by the Religous Right’s most notorious bigot?
It ought to be.