The Bottom Line on Herman Cain's Church
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:32 PM

While Herman Cain continues to enjoy popularity among the polls for the 2012 GOP Presidential nod, the vetting process for the Republican hopeful has kicked it up a notch. 

They went to his church. 

What they found when they went there was a politically liberal/theologically conservative house of worship, and that confused CNN's Belief Blog. Cain attends Antioch Baptist Church North, which is 134 years old and has a congregation of 14000 members. 

Apparently, it confused CNN that a socially/fiscally conservative could attend a church where politically he has no chance of receiving even the blessing of his own fellow members. 

Apparently though, Cain is well liked by the congregation, even if they don't see eye to eye on politics. 

I wanted, however, to compare this to the vetting Barack Obama received about Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church in Chicago. 

There are some very staunch differences: 

1 - The vetting originated with the conservative media for President Obama, whereas the liberal media has initiated this against Herman Cain. The difference? The liberal media paid almost no attention to the radical things that were being said behind the pulpit in the Windy City. 

2 -Herman Cain is a staunch social conservative, who has come out on numerous occasions discussing his faith. There is no confusion about where he stands on Christianity. The President however, well, there tends to be some confusion on where he stands when it comes to his faith. Especially when it comes to The National Day of Prayer, and Ramadan celebrations. 

3 - The sermons are not being discussed here. Jeremiah Wright hates America. Plain and simple. Just look at what he has said, calling 9/11 "America's chickens have come home to roost."  Cain has never had to distance himself from what has been said at his church. 

Those are just a few.  

The Bottom Line is this: Why are they vetting such an insignificant issue? Not everyone who attends church votes the same way politically. That isn't news. Calling America nasty names and swearing all the time, well, that just isn't something that should be done behind the pulpit. 

Twitter: @elbottomline