Editor’s Note: Proverbs Media founder Elaine Beck and the entire Proverbs Media family pray for Herman Cain’s family during this challenging time and thank him for serving our great nation. He will be greatly missed.
On Thursday morning, the sad news of conservative titan Herman Cain’s passing broke countless hearts across the nation. The former presidential candidate, who ran in 2000 and 2012, succumbed to complications from the coronavirus. Cain tested positive for the virus in late June and was in a high-risk category due to being a stage 4 colon cancer survivor. He was 74.
Cain was born in 1945 and raised in Atlanta by two working-class parents. He graduated with a master’s degree in computer science at Purdue University while working full-time for the Navy. During the 1980s, he was a successful business executive at Burger King, which prompted Pillsbury to appoint him as CEO of Godfather’s Pizza from 1986 to 1996.
He also spent years as a radio talk show host. From 2008, until February 2011, he hosted “The Herman Cain Show” on Atlanta talk radio station WSB. Cain also hosted “Herman Cain’s America” on NewsmaxTV.
Cain embodied the American Dream and represented the very best of the American spirit, was a voice for freedom and an unwavering patriot. Cain never considered himself a professional politician. “I’m a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense.”
He did this by introducing the 9–9–9, a tax proposal that became the center for his 2012 campaign for the Republican Party’s nomination. The plan called for the replacement of all current taxes, such as the payroll tax, capital gains tax, and the estate tax, with a nine percent personal income tax, nine percent federal sales tax, and nine percent corporate tax.
His conservative common sense won the hearts of conservative Americans and Tea Party activists alike.
In conclusion, our faith in God should influence the way we live our lives today. Our faith prepares us on how we meet the news that the Lord has taken one of our own back home, like Cain or anyone we love.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21
Cain was an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church in Atlanta; his family asked for “any memorials to be made in the form of donations to:”
Cain Scholarship Fund
Antioch Baptist Church North
540 Cameron M Alexander Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318