Wait until you hear this bone-chilling story that Herman Cain told a Florida crowd of his days as a cancer patient…
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.
Too foreign? What could he have meant by that? Oooohhhh… Wait, I get it. I totally get it. Think about it for a minute and you'll figure it out. Here's a hint: The "too foreign" doctor's name was "Abdallah." (It means "Muslim.")
"She said, 'He's from Lebanon.' Oh, Lebanon! My mind immediately started thinking, wait a minute, maybe his religious persuasion is different than mine!
A different religious persuasion! Aaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!! Tell me what happens! I can't look! I can't look!!
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!" The crowd laughs uneasily.
Oh my! That was a close one. I almost had a heart attack there, I think. But everything worked out okay in the end, I guess.
As scary as that story was for all of us, you've got to figure it was a billion times more scary for Cain while it was happening. Sure, we all know that a professionals are not supposed to allow their religious persuasion to affect their jobs — you know, like a wall of separation — but how many of them really follow that tenet? I think that Herman Cain and I — and all the people in the audience at The Holy Land Experience Christian-theme amusement park at which Herman Cain was telling that anecdote while stumping for votes — know just how little you can trust a Muslim to keep religion out of their work.
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