Ben Carson is standing by his comments that a Muslim should not lead the United States. Carson went on to say that he would support someone with a Muslim background who is "willing to reject the tenets [of Islam] and accept the way of life that we have and clearly will swear to place the Constitution above their religion."
I would like to ask Carson if he would do the same thing with his Christian religion. Will he make the same statement, sign the same papers and agree to keep his Christianity out of our government too?
I’m sick of people saying that this country was founded upon Christianity because it wasn’t. If you listen to what Jefferson, Franklin and the rest of them said, they had pretty harsh words to say about religion.
The point is yes, we’re tolerant of all religions. You’re free to worship and believe whatever you want. But in government, leave all religion at home. That includes Christianity.
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