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CAIR Criticizes McCain for Stating Facts

Written By: der5er - Oct• 01•07

Groups criticize McCain for calling U.S. ‘Christian nation’ – CNN.com

OK, have you read the above article?  You haven’t?  Well, then I’ll summarize for you.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations misinterpreted comments made by John McCain and then criticized him for what they thought he said.

Here’s what Sen. McCain said:

I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles, personally, I prefer someone who has a grounding in my faith.

I would probably have to say yes, that the Constitution established the United States of America as a Christian nation.

What I do mean to say is the United States of America was founded on the values of Judeo-Christian values, which were translated by our founding fathers which is basically the rights of human dignity and human rights.

I believe that anyone can be president of the United States of any faith.

Those are quotes.  I don’t really agree with the second quote, and if the National Jewish Democratic Council wants to take exception with that, well, OK.  Maybe the Founding Fathers were all Christian, but I don’t think that the Constitution necessarily makes this a Christian nation.

As for the Christian President comment; who out there isn’t going to vote for the candidate that is most like them?  You want to vote for a candidate who has beliefs like yours. Be those beliefs Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Republican, Democrat, or Libertarian, you’re going to vote for the guy who is most like you.  I don’t see how anyone can fault Sen. McCain for saying it out loud.

The spokesman for CAIR complains that the comments “failed to recognize that Christianity is not the only faith with beliefs that support the concept of human rights.”  Umm…he didn’t say it was the only faith to support human rights.  He said that the nation was founded on Judeo Christian values–which it was!  100% of the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were (including all 39 signers of the Constitution), in one form or another, Christian.  ”Sorry, Islam and other faiths have their basis in human dignity.”  Umm, sorry, Sen. McCain made no reference to the basis of Christianity or any other faith.  So, this argument does not even belong in the discussion.

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