Sunday, July 17, 2011

A little inconsistent?

Herman Cain on Mosques

I will not argue the merits regarding the concept of Separation of Church and State. I will not argue nor try to go around the obvious fact that if you hold any devout religious faith, it will go with you into the ballot box and it will go with you into your job and if you job happens to be an elected office...well, you can see where that's going.

What I would object to is inconsistency. I know I have friends (or Friends as the case may be) who are avid proponents of something called Take Back America They seem to want exactly what Mr. Cain is saying Muslim's can't do.

So, you think Americans should be able to tell one religious group that they are not allowed to build houses of worship? Is it okay as long as it's not MY group? Or do you see this as I do...a very short slide to Americans telling ALL religious groups not to build their houses or worship or practice their religion?

1 comment:

  1. We fail to remember that America is a nation of laws. Our laws, often vague, poorly articulated, and with holes large enough to drive a semi through, are idealistically blind but well intended. When we attempt to curtail the rights of others we place ourselves in danger of having those same rights (or others)also curtailed. When we demand one religious or political view we risk eliminating all of them and silencing both affirmation and dissent.