“Does the Bible have authority over the Constitution?”
During last Sunday’s NBC ‘Meet the Press’, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson got hit with a ‘gotcha’ question. The retired neurosurgeon, however, didn’t fall for the bait.
Host Chuck Todd asked Carson the question, explaining that according to a recent Facebook poster named Victor Roush, it is a “simple question”.
Carson responded by explaining that the question is not “simple” by any stretch of the imagination.
“I think probably what you have to do is ask a very specific question about a specific passage of the Bible and a specific portion of the Constitution,” Carson added. “I don’t think you can answer that question other than out of very specific contexts.”
Todd responded to Carson by saying, “We’ll see if Mr. Roush liked that answer or not.”
The question touches on a heated debate over separation of church and state, and to what extent religion should influence governmental affairs. Voters will ultimately let Carson know what they feel about his response and overall candidacy when they vote in late 2016.