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In recent weeks Cain has surged ahead in the polls, and today he was back in the Hawkeye State for several events with the anti-gay conservative group The Family Leader. During a question and answer session in Pella, Iowa, this afternoon, ThinkProgress asked Cain if he would be opposed to appointing a qualified gay person to serve in his cabinet. Cain said he would have no problem appointing someone who was openly gay, then immediately refreshed his anti-Muslim rhetoric. Leaning in conspiratorially, Cain explained gay appointees are “not going to try to put sharia laws in our laws,” before laughing.
TP: Mr. Cain, you recently came under fire for your comments about the kind of people you would appoint to your cabinet. Would you be opposed to appointing an openly gay but qualified person to be in your cabinet?
CAIN: Nope, not at all. I wouldn’t have a problem with that at all. I just want people who are qualified, I want them to believe in the Constitution of the United States of America. So yep, I don’t have a problem with appointing an openly gay person. Because they’re not going to try to put sharia law in our laws.
Yea, there's a big push to impose Sharia law going on in America right now so we all must make sure we weed out those Sharia lovers and at least we can count on the gays for that much. So far he's staying away from giving history lessons, but how long can that last?