Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Great, another governor/preacher
This is just perfect. Another Alabama governor who's a preacher first and governor some other time.....
From FoxNews -- Alabama Republican Governor Robert Bentley said in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day message Monday that he does not consider Americans who do not accept Jesus Christ as their savior to be his brothers and sisters.
''Now I will have to say that, if we don't have the same daddy, we're not brothers and sisters," he continued. "So anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're not my sister, and I want to be your brother."
I don't care if a governor is a Christian. That's a good thing, but being a Christian has very little if anything to do with managing a state, making economic decisions, recruiting business, lowering taxes and spending, and improving in general, the lives of ALL Alabama citizens. There was plenty of talk of the corruption of Robert Bentley during the election. I doubt seriously if he's the choir boy he's trying to portray himself as. I'm sorry, but I'm just not comfortable with a politician who wears his religion on his sleeve like he's trying to show everybody how pious and correct he is. The national media are already making fun of how stupid and backwards we are in Alabama based on these comments. Sadly, they may be right because this kind of transparent pandering to the bible-belters seems to work for politicians down here.
As stupid as claims about the violation of the establishment clause usually are, this is the closest thing I've seen to it actually being violated. Essentially Bentley's saying the if you don't believe as he does, you're a second class citizen in his eyes. In his mind, there is an established acceptable religion. Good grief.....I thought Judge Roy Moore's quixotic tilt to get the ten commandments posted everywhere was stupid.
Lower my taxes, improve the jobless numbers, and recruit industry to the state.....then I"ll be impressed.