Herman Cain: Garden-variety Bigot

So it came out today that Herman Cain is worried by people with “muslim-sounding” names. In fact, what really bothers him is that such a person might not share his Christian values. To tell it in his own words about a physician he once visited:

“I said to his physician assistant, ‘That [Dr. Abudullah] sounds foreign, not that I had anything against foreign doctors–but it sounded too foreign. 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.’ [to which Cain responded] ‘Hallelujah! Thank God.’”

Image courtesy Gage Skidmore via Wikipidia.Now let’s ponder this for a moment. Herman Cain doesn’t want people who don’t share his “religious persuasion” around him. I suppose we could infer that this means he won’t want Muslims in his cabinet. Whoops! He already said that. But taking things a step further, would it be reasonable to assume that Herman Cain wouldn’t want non-Christians on the Supreme Court? Or how about the military? Don’t want any non-Christians there.

In fact, if you’re not a Christian (…and by that we mean the “right kind of Christian”), then Herman Cain’s America is probably not one that you’ll want to live in.

So to all you Muslims, Sihks, Hindus…uh…Jews, Catholics, Mormans, Orthodox (Russian, Greek, or whatever)…Confucianists, Taoists, druids, Wicca, Shintoists…Cthulans…atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, and Satanists…you might want to consider what it would mean for this ignorant bigot to be elected to our nation’s highest office.