Ben Carson is being bashed by the media this week, as well as political wannabes, for his statement over the weekend that he could not support a Muslim for president.
This is not an endorsement for Dr. Carson. I like him in many ways but I’m not sure he is the man I would vote for. It’s much too early to make that decision.
The text below comes from Carson’s own statement, but the information is correct. You can check it out online.
The Constitution guarantees equal rights for all Americans, but Sharia law does not give equal rights to women or non-Muslims.
The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, but Sharia law does not treat all religions equally.
The Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, but Sharia law limits freedom of speech and no one can say or write anything negative about the prophet, Muhammad.
In addition, criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand, something that our law system does not allow. There are many more things that Sharia law prohibits that are inconsistent with American practices and traditions including…
• A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
• A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination.
• Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
• A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• A woman is prohibited from driving a car
• A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
• Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of religion to all citizens. So, I suppose a Muslim could be president – or a Mormon, Catholic or Baptist – but to do so he would have to denounce his Sharia law in order to pledge support to the U.S. Constitution.
One thing I did find interesting in reviewing the Sharia law is that the Muslim law strictly prohibits homosexuality. I wonder how the liberals would work around that…
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On Tuesday, I attended the Fall Renaissance Assembly at Ava High School. The program was opened with the singing of the National Anthem (beautifully done by the chamber choir) and the Pledge of Allegiance, led by a student.
As the “Star-Spangled Banner” was being sung, I wondered if the students have ever been challenged to analyze the words, and think what Francis Scott Key may have been witnessing as he penned those words.
As they repeated the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America, were they saying words they have memorized since kindergarten or were they really making a statement?
I asked myself the same questions.