Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain wrote last December in a RedState column titled "The Perfect Conservative" that Jesus was killed by a "liberal court."
The column claims Jesus as a conservative. "He helped the poor without one government program. He healed the sick without a government health care system. He feed the hungry without food stamps," wrote Cain. "For three years He was unemployed, and never collected an unemployment check."
Cain then describes Jesus' death:
But they made Him walk when He was arrested and taken to jail, and no, He was not read any Miranda Rights. He was arrested for just being who He was and doing nothing wrong. And when they tried Him in court, He never said a mumbling word.
He didn’t have a lawyer, nor did He care about who judged Him.
His judge was a higher power.
The liberal court found Him guilty of false offences and sentenced Him to death, all because He changed the hearts and minds of men with an army of 12.
According to CNN, Cain belongs to Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta. A few senior members of the church said they don't necessarily agree with Cain's views but respect him.
Cain described his faith to the Associated Press recently, and vowed to challenge Rick Perry for the evangelical vote. "People are realizing that he is not the only Christian conservative in this race," Cain said.
"You know, I don't wear my Christian faith, which has been my faith since I was 10 years old, on my forehead," he said. "But people can see it on my website and when they read my credentials they can see I'm a staunch Christian conservative, and they are saying 'wait a minute.'''
Cain also said over the summer that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney could not win the presidential election because of his Mormonism. "It doesn’t bother me. But I do know it is an issue for a lot of southerners. If you don’t win South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, you can’t win the nomination."
Cain ended his RedState column on a cheery note: "We must be the Defending Father and the defenders of the perfect conservative. That’s why I proudly wish one and all a very Merry Christmas!"