SO NOW THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT REPUBLICANS WANT TO BAN ISLAM! AIN'T THAT "AMERICAN!"

Herman Cain: Americans Have The Right To Ban Mosques In Their Communities

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/17/herman-cain-fox-mosques_n_...

Nope...

Sorry....

This is the United States of American...

This is not Communist China, Communist North Korea, Communist Cuba, or Iran....

You cannot do this. You cannot ban a religion plain and simple.
Even though it is a Muslim place of worship, you still cannot ban it.
Sorry Religious Nut Cases.....
This isn't Burger King, you can't have it "your way."
In fact, this goes back to the early days of our country.
The letter Jefferson wrote to the Baptist church whose Episcopal neighbor church was saying that the Baptist church wasn't allowed. Hence, the letter that mentioned the old adage, of "Separation between Church and State."
No, sorry Tea Party crazies, this isn't anything new. It goes back centuries when people dreamed that they would be able to free their government from religious control, say by some old man sitting on a throne in Rome or in London.
Now all this is, is simply political rhetoric by third rate politicians playing on peoples fear and ignorance in order to get their vote.
You see, the thing is, if you start to ban Religion "A", then you can also ban Religion "B", "C", "D", and so on. You keep on banning the ones who oppose you until, yes, that's right, the religions that support you get to stay.
And then like until the American Revolution, the religions are the mouth piece of the government. If you don't believe me, then read up on the French Revolution.
Then you'll see why France is so adamant about separation between Church and State.

Pretty interesting when a person whose been an atheist since the age of 6 defends a religion.  But having been to a place outside of Krakow Poland, called Auschwitz, you tend to get this way.

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Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on July 17, 2011 at 6:42pm

If communities can ban mosques, they can ban churches. 

I'm in!

Comment by Stephen Walski on July 17, 2011 at 6:58pm

This is the same wienie who also went on a diatribe about legislation being too big and should be limited to 3 pages...

 

Someone should point out to him that godfathers pizza is probably responsible for causing more terror and possibly death then muslims in this country.

Comment by Travis D on July 17, 2011 at 8:07pm
Im down for banning churches. More room for 7-11 :D
Comment by Sassan K. on July 17, 2011 at 8:34pm

"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."

At least he acknowledges the separation of church and state. That is good news. And in addition, it is true Islam is more than a religion - it encompasses politics as well. But - I am not agreeing with his assessment. I am just happy that he acknowledges the separation of church and state.

Comment by Alejandro M on July 18, 2011 at 8:06am

Why is it that some people (correctly) protect the individual rights of others only when it comes to defending Islam? If I take Rick's example and extend it to, for example, the right to not be health-insured (therefore going against Obamacare) will he be so, ahem, libertarian? I guessed not.

 

Let me be clear: I agree 100% with the right of muslims to practice their religion. But I hope those who are so adamantly against cutting individual rights in this case use this newly acquired reflex to protest against the Almighty State intervention in other cases.

Comment by Raven on July 18, 2011 at 12:08pm
I don't know whether to laugh or cry.....

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