David Corn on Ben Carson: 'There Are Serious Issues About His Faith'

October 27th, 2015 7:51 PM

David Corn claims that there are "serious issues" about Ben Carson's Seventh Day Adventism faith. Great point, David. After all, for twenty years, Carson sat in the pews of a preacher who spewed "God damn America" hatred, a pastor that Carson chose to officiate his marriage and baptize his children.

Oh, wait: that wasn't Carson. It was Barack Obama, who chose Jeremiah "Chickens Coming Home to Roost" Wright as his personal pastor and faith guide. Never mind. On this evening's Hardball, Corn--an MSNBC analyst and head of the DC office of Mother Jones--claimed that Carson's religion needs to be investigated because it professes an end time. Guess what, David? All the Abrahamic religions do: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It's not a question of if, only when. So take your religious bigotry elsewhere, Corn.

Note: speaking of absurd, liberal religious bias, Chris Matthews has tried to spin the fact that Mike Huckabee mentioned Sid Blumenthal by name into an accusation of anti-Semitism against Huckabee.

DAVID CORN: The full story here, which social conservatives have been hearing from him from years, and reading in the many books he's written about, his own life over and over again, is that he basically transformed himself by becoming a devout believer. His religion is Seventh Day Adventism. 

But he talks about turning to God and realizing there is something bigger than himself and that took care of his anger problem. And this just strikes a chord with social conservatives who like that sort of rags-to-riches, through God, story. 

Now, he is running on the basis that he has faith. And I think it's going to open, you know, a big can here. Because, you know, he does come from a church that believes in end times, prophesies, and he's said he believes in the church's teachings. 

And so I think if he's running, as faith, as a qualification, which he is, then there should be, sensitively, some questions put to him, but what that means and what he takes from the church. And you know, we haven't -- Donald Trump has crudely tried to raise this as an issue, as Trump is wont to do with most things, but I do think there are serious issues here about his faith and how he intends to apply it, should he win control of the federal government.