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Christian bigotry at work in the GOP: Herman Cain relieved when his Muslim sounding doctor wasn't Muslim

Christian bigotry at work in the GOP: Herman Cain relieved when his Muslim sounding doctor wasn't Muslim

Herman Cain has decided to solidify his GOP certified Christianity by making a campaign stop at Orlando Florida's  "The Holy Land Experience," where you can see Jesus crucified and resurrected on a daily basis.   In trying to get chummy with his Christian audience, there was an awkward moment when Cain expressed his relief that his Muslim sounding doctor, Dr. Abdallah, was a Christian, and not Muslim (God forbid a Muslim should save his life):

He did have a slight worry at one point during the chemotherapy process when he discovered that one of the surgeon's name was "Dr. Abdallah."

"I said to his physician assistant, I said, 'That sounds foreign–not that I had anything against foreign doctors–but it sounded too foreign," Cain tells the audience. "She said, 'He's from Lebanon.' Oh, Lebanon! My mind immediately started thinking, wait a minute, maybe his religious persuasion is different than mine! She could see the look on my face and she said, 'Don't worry, Mr. Cain, he's a Christian from Lebanon.'"

"Hallelujah!" Cain says. "Thank God!"

The crowd laughs uneasily.

Cain then went on to say that the greatest crisis in this country was a moral crisis (here we thought it was the economy).    After fervent chants of "JESUS! JESUS!"  and "Preach it, brother!"  Cain unleashed a diatribe against liberals saying,

"They don't like the fact that I'm not afraid to say God Almighty Jesus Christ!"

No, we don't.  We'd rather have somebody in that GOP field who knows how to…I don't know….do the job of the President of the United States, not run for Theologian in Chief.

But then, Cain said he wasn't running for Theologian in Chief.  First promise broken.  It is not a surprise to know, however, that Mr. Cain is a Christian bigot.

About Dakota O'Leary

Dakota O'Leary is a freethinker, and often sassy, scholar of theology and literature. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theology from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and her Master of Arts degree in Theology and Literature from Antioch University-Midwest. She is a contributing writer focusing on eschatology, biblical prophecy, and general religious news. Dakota is a co-host of the God Discussion radio show, offering insight to the news stories of the week. We like to call her "our in-house Biblical prophecy expert" as her articles on eschatology have received over 200,000 views on God Discussion.
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