Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Robert Bentley's Welcome Wagon Not Open to Everyone

The newly inaugurated Republican governor of deepest Alabama, Robert Bentley, sez you ain't his "brother" unless you're a card-carrying, self-professed and sanctified Christian.

If not, you may proceed directly to hell on the nearest rocket toboggan.

"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," Bentley said, and he had the gall to say it from the pulpit in which Dr. Martin Luther King used to preach the equality of all.

If there was ever a state well suited to an evangelical politician, or ever a state that deserved him, it might be Alabama.

And trust us, we sooo want to be Alabama's brother.


BikerBard said...

It's so sad that people like this try to sanctify prejudice. And such types are not just in Alabama. I have met them here in the High Country. Sad.

Brushfire said...

So does Robert Bentley give "special" treatment to his brothers and sisters? Are the rest of us not welcome in Alabama?
What possible reason could he have for interjecting such a statement in a public address?