GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson vowed to wage a war on what he called “PC police” before the Free Chapel mega-church in Gainesville, Georgia, on Sunday morning. He also described America’s relationship with faith as “schizophrenia,” noting that faith-positive messages are displayed on U.S. currency, yet there is an aversion to talk about religion.
“The pledge of allegiance to our flag says we are one nation under God. Many courtrooms in the land, on the wall it says ‘In God We Trust.’ Every coin in our pocked, every bill in our wallets says ‘In God We Trust,’” Carson told the thousands who came to listen to his speech at the mega-church, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“So if it’s in our founding documents, it’s in our pledges, in our courts and it’s on our money, but we’re not supposed to talk about it, what in the world is that? In medicine it’s called schizophrenia. And I, for one, am simply not willing to kick God to the curb.”
Carson took time to sign copies of his book, A More Perfect Union, and said that people have been asking him why he is entering the political fray after a successful career as a neurosurgeon. “Well, I’ll tell you why: it’s because America is worth saving. If that means getting into a war with PC police, I’m ready to fight that war. And I hope you will join me,” the GOP candidate said.