Another reason to like Herman Cain

Be sure to click the link and watch the short video so you can hear how he responds.   Herman Cain Speaks Bluntly: ‘I Believe Homosexuality Is a Sin … Their Choice’.

In an interview on CBS News:

“I believe homosexuality is a sin because I’m a Bible-believing Christian, I believe it’s a sin. But I know that some people make that choice. That’s their choice.”

Woo-hoo!  A politician who can give a straight answer and not apologize for it.  Oh, and he gets the Bible right, too:

  • 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
  • 100% of the verses referring to God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
  • 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).
  • 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.

It is not. That. Complicated.

And I like his Libertarian edge.  He isn’t out to demonize gays or restrict their relationships, he is just stating the biblical truth.  And he is smart enough to know that the people who will vilify him for saying that weren’t going to vote for him anyway!  I wish other Christians weren’t so gutless in denying those truths.

I really hope Cain does well.  I’d love to see him on the Republican ticket somewhere.  (Having said that, I’ve been very impressed with Pawlenty lately.  The knock on him was that he was boring, but he has been bold and clear thus far.)

More from Stacy McCain:

Cain is trying to focus his campaign on jobs, the budget and economics — these are his strengths, as a business executive — but he necessarily gets asked by reporters about all sorts of issues. A key factor in Cain’s appeal is his plain-spoken nature and, when asked about homsexuality, he stated (a) his personal belief as a Christian, and (b) his libertarian understanding that people have to live their own lives according to their own choices.

For two decades at least, gay activists have used the “born that way” argument in an effort to gain civil-rights protection for homosexuals, attempting to make sexual preference a hereditary factor analogous to race. So Cain’s remark about sexuality as a “choice” is likely to offend gay activists as much as his remark about “sin.” But I think it’s important to grasp the libertarian sense in which he uses “choice.”

11 thoughts on “Another reason to like Herman Cain”

  1. A long time ago, my great-grandfather’s brother left his Indiana farm in the middle of planting season for Kansas. He walked nearly half way across Kansas speaking against slavery and against Kansas becoming a slave state.

    Now he was about 40 years younger then than I am now, but I would like to do something like that in Iowa for Herman Cain.


  2. Barack Obama said that marriage is between a man and a woman and got elected. It was a big wink-wink to the gay lobby, a promise that he would put radicals on the bench who would force their version of the law down our throats.

    You’re absolutely right that the ones who will scream about this aren’t going to support any Republican anyway. I like the libertarian angle – the “we’re not throwing you in jail for this”. It also leaves open some of the more creative solutions to the “gay marriage” debate, such as civil unions for gays and marriage for straights. I wonder if gay rights activists understand how very many of their opponents are of the “Just don’t call it marriage” mindset, and how very many feel like this is just another change to marriage that “won’t harm anyone’s marriage” that ultimately weakens marriage.

    Heavens, maybe we could even re-introduce a sort of fault-based marriage/covenant marriage, in which a couple can opt into a system that doesn’t allow them a no-fault divorce. Reserve that for straights, or straights with children, and do whatever else for people who aren’t serious about marriage and just want the legal benefits.


  3. Ya know, homophiles don’t like to be called “queer” (although THEY use that term), but I don’t like to be called “straight.” I find the word “straight” to have a very different meaning in the dictionary – as in, not crooked. But people who aren’t “homosexual” are not “straight,” they are NORMAL!!! So let’s drop that pejorative term.

    Back to the subject at hand –
    BRAVO for Herman Cain!


    1. Good point, Glenn. Incidentally, you’ve hit on why I so detest the “cis” designation that the radicals are now using for people who are not transgendered/transsexual. It’s like, really? “Cis-gendered”? This isn’t organic chemistry; this is just not being abnormal.


      1. Not transgendered, obviously!

        You know how you have cis- and trans- isomers (depending on which side of the cyclohexane ring – or any carbon ring – the functional groups are on)? Likewise, if you have transgendered people, you must also then have cisgendered people. All of us, whose “gender identity” matches our “physical gender” are “cisgendered”.

        I can’t make this @*(&$ up.


      2. You know how you have cis- and trans- isomers (depending on which side of the cyclohexane ring – or any carbon ring – the functional groups are on)?

        Provided that you promise not to ask me any follow-up questions, then yes, I do know that.

        Seriously, I am eternally grateful that my PhD in Organic Chemistry father never pushed me into chemistry. I took “chemistry for business majors” and even hated that.

        But I will take your word for the conclusions!


      3. Yes, just like Black, or normal. Or Jewish, vs normal. White, vs abnormal. Christian, vs abnormal.

        Hmmm…. that doesn’t sound right, does it…

        CisAlpine vs transAlpine , cisAtlantic vs transAtlantic etc are all pretty standard usage, though uncommon.

        That cis people object to being labelled, while asserting the right to label others is instructive. The amount of outrage shown is also enlightening.


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