Ben Carson was singing a different tune on Muslims last year

Dr.  Ben Carson is no stranger to making politically incorrect statements that garner a lot of media attention. In the same week the press was all over Donald Trump for something he didn't say about Obama's Muslim roots and then rallying around a Muslim teenager arrested for bringing a homemade clock resembling a bomb to school, Carson capped off the hoopla with his own Muslim-themed  headlines. 

On Sunday's Meet the Press Chuck Todd asked Carson if he believes Islam is “consistent with the constitution” the candidate unequivocally stated: 'No, I don't, I do not." The doctor then added, "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agreee with that." 

Next Todd pointedly asked if Carson would ever consider voting for a Muslim for Congress. With two sitting Muslim congressmen in DC, Carson avoided a ‘yes’ or ‘no answer.  "Congress is a different story, " he said, "but  it depends on who that Muslim is and what their policies are."

Generally speaking, couldn't the same be said for the office of the President? 

It didn't take long before Carson's Sunday interview incurred the wrath of pundits and Islamic groups. The Council on American-Islamic Realtions(CAIR) sai d Carson was “unfit to lead" and called for him to withdraw from the presidential race.  Carson refused to back away from his statements saying a president should be "sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran." 

Last year Carson faced a barrage of criticism for posting an Easter message on his Facebook page starkly contrasting his recent position on Muslims.

From Facebook:

Let us also remember that Jews, Christians and Muslims all believe in God, and while there are ideological differences in who Jesus was, we should find peace in the fact that we are all God’s children Jesus is my role model, and he preached love, he preached acceptance. He also was a man of values and principles, and he ended up being crucified for it. But, he rose again to advocate godly principles of loving our fellow man, caring about our neighbors, developing our God-given talents to the utmost so that we become valuable to the people around us, and maintaining high ideals that govern our lives.

We must make certain that people of all types of faith are respected by one another. Let us remember that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution is one of the basic pillars of our system of governance and a founding principle of our nation, as it protects religious freedom. It is critical that we allow Americans to practice their religious ways, while also ensuring that no one's beliefs infringe upon those of others.

What a difference a year makes. Carson's new-agey, disturbing interpretation of Christianity in 2014 plus his contention that we should respect "all types of faith," (even ones that want to kill us?) sounds radically different from the hard line he took with Chuck Todd. Does he really believe what separates Christians from Muslims when it comes to Jesus are "ideological differences?" If so, then why make the distinction between a president swearing on the Koran or the Bible?

Is Carson’s interfaith olive branch toward Islam at Easter over a year ago the real Ben Carson or is it the one who told Todd he does “not advocate putting a Muslin in charge of this nation?”

 

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Dr.  Ben Carson is no stranger to making politically incorrect statements that garner a lot of media attention. In the same week the press was all over Donald Trump for something he didn't say about Obama's Muslim roots and then rallying around a Muslim teenager arrested for bringing a homemade clock resembling a bomb to school, Carson capped off the hoopla with his own Muslim-themed  headlines. 

On Sunday's Meet the Press Chuck Todd asked Carson if he believes Islam is “consistent with the constitution” the candidate unequivocally stated: 'No, I don't, I do not." The doctor then added, "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agreee with that." 

Next Todd pointedly asked if Carson would ever consider voting for a Muslim for Congress. With two sitting Muslim congressmen in DC, Carson avoided a ‘yes’ or ‘no answer.  "Congress is a different story, " he said, "but  it depends on who that Muslim is and what their policies are."

Generally speaking, couldn't the same be said for the office of the President? 

It didn't take long before Carson's Sunday interview incurred the wrath of pundits and Islamic groups. The Council on American-Islamic Realtions(CAIR) sai d Carson was “unfit to lead" and called for him to withdraw from the presidential race.  Carson refused to back away from his statements saying a president should be "sworn in on a stack of Bibles, not a Koran." 

Last year Carson faced a barrage of criticism for posting an Easter message on his Facebook page starkly contrasting his recent position on Muslims.

From Facebook:

Let us also remember that Jews, Christians and Muslims all believe in God, and while there are ideological differences in who Jesus was, we should find peace in the fact that we are all God’s children Jesus is my role model, and he preached love, he preached acceptance. He also was a man of values and principles, and he ended up being crucified for it. But, he rose again to advocate godly principles of loving our fellow man, caring about our neighbors, developing our God-given talents to the utmost so that we become valuable to the people around us, and maintaining high ideals that govern our lives.

We must make certain that people of all types of faith are respected by one another. Let us remember that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution is one of the basic pillars of our system of governance and a founding principle of our nation, as it protects religious freedom. It is critical that we allow Americans to practice their religious ways, while also ensuring that no one's beliefs infringe upon those of others.

What a difference a year makes. Carson's new-agey, disturbing interpretation of Christianity in 2014 plus his contention that we should respect "all types of faith," (even ones that want to kill us?) sounds radically different from the hard line he took with Chuck Todd. Does he really believe what separates Christians from Muslims when it comes to Jesus are "ideological differences?" If so, then why make the distinction between a president swearing on the Koran or the Bible?

Is Carson’s interfaith olive branch toward Islam at Easter over a year ago the real Ben Carson or is it the one who told Todd he does “not advocate putting a Muslin in charge of this nation?”

 

Read more Evans @ exzoom.net