Carson: I Don’t Care About a Person’s Religious Beliefs as Long as They Embrace the Constitution

‘If, for instance, you believe in a theocracy, I don’t care if you’re a Christian’

Ben Carson stands by opposition to Muslim president (CBS News)

That said, however, he feels that his comments have been taken out of context. At a press conference in Sharonville, Ohio, Tuesday, Carson said, "I don't care what a person's religious beliefs are or what their religious heritage is. If they embrace American culture, if they embrace our Constitution and are willing to place that above their religious beliefs, I have no problem with that. I said that. Why is it so impossible for people to hear that?"

"If, for instance, you believe in a theocracy, I don't care if you're a Christian. If you're a Christian and you're running for president and you want to make this into a theocracy, I'm not going to support you. I'm not going to advocate you being the president."

He also said that a Muslims rejecting their religion and swearing to uphold the Constitution, "would be considered infidels and heretics, but at least then I will be quite willing to support them."

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