Herman Cain said this past weekend at a Christian-theme amusement park in central Florida that doctors who are not Christian make him nervous.
According to a story released Monday morning by Yahoo News’s The Ticket, Cain revealed to a crowd at The Holy Land Experience theme park his fear when he found out that a surgeon he once saw during chemotherapy was named “Dr. Abudullah.”
“I said to his physician assistant, ‘That sounds foreign,’” he said. “Not that I had anything against foreign doctors–but it sounded too foreign. “She said, ‘He’s from Lebanon.’ Oh, Lebanon! My mind immediately started thinking, ‘Wait a minute, maybe his religious persuasion is different than mine!’ She could see the look on my face and she said, ‘Don’t worry, Mr. Cain, he’s a Christian from Lebanon.’”
Upon hearing that news, the former Godfather’s CEO pizza said, “Hallelujah! Thank God.”
Cain however has reportedly told the story before, as noted by Slate’s David Weigel, though long before his emergence in the GOP presidential race.
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