Speaking on C-SPAN, Southern Baptist leader Dr. Richard Land chided presidential candidate Herman Cain for disregarding the constitutional rights of U.S. Muslims.
Dr. Land reminded Cain that as a Christian and an African-American, Cain should have a special interest in the enforcement of the constitution in all communities, not just approving ones.
Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, addressed the businessman turned presidential candidate in a Monday broadcast saying, “Don’t throw out the baby with the bath, Mr. Cain.”
Cain is also an associate pastor at a Baptist. Last week, he told reporters that the plan to build the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in Rutherford County, Tennessee, is “an infringement and an abuse of our freedom of religion.” He sided with community members who have protested the center saying the center is “another way to gradually sneak Sharia law into our laws.”