Alabama Governor: Only Christians are my brothers and sisters.

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  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    You guys will absolutely ADORE this.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_alabama_governor_christians

    Robert Bentley, Alabama's new governor, says that only people who have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, are his brothers and sisters.

    "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 Monday, his inauguration day.

    Enjoy. **Closes ears**
     
  2. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    So... The people of Alabama voted this guy into office?


    Serves you right then.
     
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    Ironic. That sure sounds like the last thing Christ would have ever said. :mad:
     
  5. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    What a jerk. And how doubly inappropriate for an inaugural speech. People are right to question whether he can be fair to non-Christians.
     
  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    Ah well, there goes lessons about dinosaurs then :D

    File this under a very sarcastic "colour me surprised"
     
  7. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    In 2002 the Mayor of Philadelphia said something even more inapproprate"
    "In a 2002 address at a convention of the NAACP, Street said that “the brothers and sisters are running the city. Oh, yes. The brothers and sisters are running this city. Running it! Don’t you let nobody fool you, we are in charge of the City of Brotherly Love. We are in charge! We are in charge!” This observation attracted some criticism and charges of racial divisiveness.[13]"

    Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/john-f-street#ixzz1BU19KJLx

    http://www.answers.com/topic/john-f-street

    Both statements are clearly inappropriate, and Id even go so far as to say that Streets statement is worse because of the racist overtones, but at the time Streets statement went largely unnoticed.
     
  8. yg17, Jan 19, 2011
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    Good. I don't want to be this bigot's brother.

    I think the lyrics of Sweet Home Alabama need to be re-written:

    Sweet home Alabama
    Where we hate the Muslims and the Jews
    Sweet home Alabama
    Lord we hate the Atheists too!
     
  9. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    I bet the atheists in Alabama feel great that he is representing them.
     
  10. leekohler, Jan 19, 2011
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    Bottom line- all this crap has to stop. However, as divisive as that statement was- that guy was not telling people they were basically his enemies. It's one thing to be proud of who you are. It's quite another to flat out tell people they don't belong. Tit for tat again, eh glocke? This is becoming a pattern.

    Oh, and BTW- **** Alabama.
     
  11. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It is probably because christians are the only ones who will have him. Seriously though there must be some semi intelligent christians in Alabama who realise how ridiculous this is?
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    If there are- they are in the minority.
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I don't get it. What does this have to do with this thread? Does finding someone on the other side doing wrong absolve the other guy?
     
  14. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Yes, there are. Sigh.
     
  15. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Allow me to answer. No, it has nothing to do with the original post. Yes, both Republicans and Democrats find all sorts of ways to alienate their constituency, but each gaffe should be judged separately.
     
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  17. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    This...
     

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  18. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Probably not run for office.
    Heh. I had not seen that one.
     
  19. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    Just trying to keep the playing field level. There is an underlying theme in this forum of singling those out on the right whenever they misspeak or do something stupid, or even so much as fart in the wrong direction.

    For every gaffe that someone on the right performs, I can find one that is equally bad from someone on the left, but oftentimes I just find that they are ignored, glossed over, or excused.

    BOTH statements are inappropriate, and BOTH the right and the left are pretty much guilty of doing the same thing that one side accuses the other of doing. In these two cases one person is basically embracing religious supremacy, while the other person (Street in this case), was embracing racial supremacy.
     
  20. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    He doesn't want federal interference so the rest of us should quit bailing out Alabama.
     
  21. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

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    State is filled with a bunch of backward, uneducated, inbred, hill-billy rednecks anyway .... :D
     
  22. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Tell me Glocke if these two statements mean the same thing...

    1. The people here at MR are my brothers and sisters.

    2. The the people who do not post here at MR are not my brother or sister.
     
  23. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I pretty much agree with you but bringing up the other side is off topic and not productive. Start threads about Dems misspeaking etc.
     
  24. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Who says they don't want a theocracy in Alabama?
     
  25. leekohler macrumors G5

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    However- you're taking two statements that are not comparable and trying to say they mean the same thing- they don't as illustrated above in post 23. This governor just told everyone who doesn't share his religion that he basically doesn't represent them. That's not a gaffe. That's intentional, and very frightening. He's told people who don't share his beliefs that they don't belong. He should be fired for that, as he's stated that he will not represent the entire population of his state, but only people he shares religion with. IMO, he just broke his oath of office and should be ousted.
     

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