Extreme Muslim or extreme Christian: Neither should be president

There is a needless controversy over Dr. Ben Carson’s comment that a Muslim committed to Sharia Law should not be elected President.

Mr. Carson is right on target.  He also said that a Christian who was committed to creating a theocracy should not be elected president.

Mr. Carson is right on both counts.

He went on to say that he could support a moderate Muslim, and anyone else who would not allow his or her religious beliefs to hinder their public duties.

This latest diversion puts Mr. Carson way ahead of Mike Huckabee, who has loudly proclaimed that his personal conversations with God and his interpretation of the Bible, outweigh the Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court.

And it certainly puts him light years ahead of County Clerk Kim Davis in Kentucky, who would immediately be understood to be un-American if she were an extremist Muslim, rather than an extremist Christian.

I am not a supporter of Dr. Carson for president, but he is right this time around.

Editor’s note: Mr. Greco is a resident of Scottsdale.


Mr. Greco is a Scottsdale resident.

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