Herman Cain said Sunday that Americans should be able to ban Muslims from building mosques 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."
Great quote and Mr. Cain couldn't be more correct. Thanks for providing it.
Bigots like you & Mr. Cain are full of crap.
FRONTPAGECain's Constitution: Nix the First Amendment
Published Jul 20, 2011 at 3:00 am (Updated Jul 19, 2011)
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain thinks it's OK to ban mosques because sometimes building a mosque in which to worship can be an "infringement and an abuse of our freedom of religion." What?
Cain was asked during a Fox News interview on Sunday what he thought about the controversy over the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tenn., established in 1997, the members of which want a new building. Some locals have opposed it because, as a local pastor told ABC News, "We have a duty to investigate anyone under the banner of Islam."
Cain said the people have a First Amendment right to use the government to ban a religion from their community. "Our Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. Islam combines church and state. They're objecting to the fact that Islam is both a religion and a set of laws."
And Christians don't believe the Ten Commandments are "a set of laws?"
Cain's position is little different from England's Conventicle Act of 1662, which forbade Nonconformists from worshipping and under which William Penn was arrested for being a practicing Quaker. A few years later, Penn left for America, where he and his descendants could be free to worship as he pleased. At least, until the Cain administration.