Discussion: GOP House Candidate: Islam Not A Religion, Not Protected By Constitution

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And yet I’ll bet he believes Atheism is a religion.

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And Buddhism is just an oversized self-help group because they believe anyone can achieve enlightenment and they don’t recognize Jesus Christ as the one true god?

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His opponent must be a moderate.

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Hice did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

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“It’s a geo-political system that has governmental, financial, military, legal and religious components.”

Oooh, scary! But don’t conservative Christians believe the Bible should be the basis of all our American “governmental, financial…and legal components”?

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I can’t believe he said some Muslims are peaceful. His opponent’s going to have a field day with this.

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Actually, no.
They don’t believe the bible should be the basis of those things. They believe that it is.

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Face, meet palm.

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He’s running to replace “evolution is a lie from the pit of hell” Broun. Gotta keep that strain of crazy alive in GA now that it’s taken root.

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OK, just to be clear, and to make sure I understand what the First Amendment is doing for us: religious speech is covered (but not Islamic religious speech because… you know…) but speech that emanates from “a complete geo-political structure” is not covered by the First Amendment because… why, exactly? Wait, that wasn’t clear at all, was it. I am lost in Tea Party land, again.

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On the other (historical) hand – "In his autobiography, Jefferson recounted with satisfaction that in the struggle to pass his landmark Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom (1786), the Virginia legislature “rejected by a great majority” an effort to limit the bill’s scope “in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan.”
http://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/0205/tolerance.html

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Oy, another Onion-like peek at another classic American hayseed wannabe pol, “minister and talk-radio host” with the gift of blab but saddled with a name more at home on a rodeo cowboy.

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It needs to be expressed first in money; THEN it’s speech.

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What the anti-Islamic RWNJs are saying today is no different than the rampant antisemitism of one hundred years ago. They just changed the religion.

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Another fine candidate for public office who has never bothered to read the Constitution, or to discover how the First Amendment has been and is interpreted.
Islam is an established religion. Sorry if this goes against what this man Thinks is in the Constitution.But it is clear that this man does not think.
The First Amendment provides quote:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

I draw your attention to “… or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” which has been held to mean the exercise of any set of religious beliefs, and or the freedom to hold no set of established beliefs at all.
May I also draw your attention to the fact that one member of the Congress which drafted these Articles held a Qu’ran in the library at his home in Virginia. The name of this delegate was Thomas Jefferson. Pull a nickel out of your pocket, even if you are a Republican, Sir. You might just recognize him.
Oy Vey!
And people are going to vote for this man? Is it any wonder that people despair of Congress as an institution?

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True, and that’s even more ludricous. So much for the Age of Enlightenment!

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It’s only fun if you can completely let go. It’s like when you have to pee really badly when you’re at the mall.

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Yeah, Hice is right and he know all about Islamic teachings and laws and he also know that if Islam will be protected by constitution then constitution should have to replaced by Islamic Laws, is that a fear or something else?

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“This is not a tolerant, peaceful religion even though some [Christians] are peaceful. [Christians] believe that [Christianity] is required by God and must be imposed worldwide. It’s a movement to take over the world by force. A global [dominion] is the objective.”

FIFY

From George Grant (Coral Ridge Ministries):

“Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ – to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness. But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after. World conquest. That’s what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less… Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land – of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ.”

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