This post was inspired by watching Dr. Ben Carson on This Week with George Stephanopoulos on December 13, 2015.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You have said that you do not believe that Islam is consistent with the constitution. What did you mean by that?
CARSON: If you accept all the premises, including Sharia, you know, which places women in a subservient position, which places other religions in a subservient position, which you know imposes things like death on homosexuals and people with sexual deviations, et cetera.
You know, these things are not consistent with the American constitution.
So, if somebody, you know, believes in Islam and they’re willing to reject those portions openly I don’t have a problem with that, but if they’re not willing to reject them, then it is not consistent with what we’re doing here.
Hmmm, I tend to think: What’s good for the gander is good for the goose.
I propose that Christians should have to do the same. They should have to reject openly the portions of scripture that are not consistent with the constitution.
These quotes are taken from The Bible.
1 Timothy 2:11-14 (NIV)
11 A woman[a] should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;[b] she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.
Deuteronomy 13:6-10 (ESV)
“If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace or your friend who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which neither you nor your fathers have known, some of the gods of the peoples who are around you, whether near you or far off from you, from the one end of the earth to the other, you shall not yield to him or listen to him, nor shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him, nor shall you conceal him. But you shall kill him. Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. You shall stone him to death with stones, because he sought to draw you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
Leviticus 20:13 (ESV)
13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
First Amendment to the United States Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…