23 November 2011

Herman Cain reveals his religious bigotry and xenophobia

Cain speaks for nearly a half an hour [at Florida's The Holy Land Experience amusement park] and despite a couple fleeting "999" mentions, keeps his speech to topics of faith and his recent battle with cancer. He begins with a story about how he knew he would survive when he discovered that his physician was named "Dr. Lord," that the hospital attendant's name was "Grace" and that the incision made on his chest during the surgery would be in the shape of a "J." 

"Come on, y'all. As in J-E-S-U-S! Yes! A doctor named Lord! A lady named Grace! And a J-cut for Jesus Almighty," Cain boomed.

He did have a slight worry at one point during the chemotherapy process when he discovered that one of the surgeon's name was "Dr. Abdallah." 

"I said to his physician assistant, I said, 'That sounds foreign--not that I had anything against foreign doctors--but it sounded too foreign," Cain tells the audience. "She said, 'He's from Lebanon.' Oh, Lebanon! My mind immediately started thinking, wait a minute, maybe his religious persuasion is different than mine! She could see the look on my face and she said, 'Don't worry, Mr. Cain, he's a Christian from Lebanon.'" 

"Hallelujah!" Cain says. "Thank God!" 
Boldfacing mine. Further details at Yahoo News.


  1. Whew... Close call. That surgeon's name almost sounded...


  2. Completely barking!
    Anyway, that incision isn't J -shaped, it's shaped like a a bishop's crozier depending on whether you're him looking down at his own chest or seeing it in a mirror.
    This inversion proves that bishops are the anti-christ.

  3. I find it difficult to see how you can put "Holy Land Experience" and "amusement" into the same sentence without choking.


  4. "Thank God" - yes, some other less deserving non-Christian will die instead of me.

    Max Von Sydow's character in "Hannah and Her Sisters": "If Christ came back today and saw what was done in his name... he'd never stop throwing up."

  5. What does Cain think of his own murderous name?

  6. The layers of irony are just staggering.

  7. @Jack
    "If the real Jesus Christ were to stand up today,
    he'd be gunned down cold by the CIA"
    from 'Armageddon Days Are Here Again' by The The

  8. wait a minute, maybe his religious persuasion is different than mine!

    It's funny how many Christians think that the "God" in Judaism and Islam is a different one from theirs...


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