You’re not my brother, pal

I can accept the fact that some people are just going to flat out detest people who don’t believe exactly what they do. It’s well within someone’s right to be a selfish dick, but I draw the line when the person in question has a job that requires requires them to forgo their petty, xenophobic tendencies.

I’m fairly confident you’ll agree a governor should be someone who places the good of the voting public above his private beliefs, but unfortunately it seems as though not everyone shares this attitude. In Alabama, the new Republican governor Robert Bentley had a special message to those who didn’t believe in his bearded hippie God:

“I was elected as a Republican candidate. But once I became governor … I became the governor of all the people. I intend to live up to that. I am color blind.”

“But if you have been adopted in God’s family like I have, and like you have if you’re a Christian and if you’re saved, and the Holy Spirit lives within you just like the Holy Spirit lives within me, then you know what that makes? It makes you and me brothers. And it makes you and me brother and sister.”

Bentley added, “Now I will have to say that, if we don’t have the same daddy, we’re not brothers and sisters. 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”.

Wow, you’re color blind, Robby? How enlightened! It must almost feel like you’re a good person when you claim not to judge people based on the color of their skin. Too bad you don’t seem to take the same attitude regarding their beliefs, you close-minded prick.

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    Separation of church and state

    You’re my hero.

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    Jacob Fortin


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    I’m glad I don’t live in Alabama, because I don’t want to be his sister either.

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    Prejudging based on skill colour is irrational as well as retarded beyond any measure. Prejudging based on religion is less so. It’s still not great, but since religion (and atheism to a lesser extent) is largely a choice you make, its not so irrational to judge people based on it. Like me for example, if someone tells me that they’re religious my opinion of them immediately changes. I know its not a great way to form opinions of people, but that the truth. So I can’t judge this guy for doing likewise. Though I can judge him for being a conservative and a republican (which I find to be worse than a mere christian.)

    Just my two cents. Maybe I’m the only one, but I doubt it. My guess is that there are plenty of atheist who for lack of a better word don’t ‘like’ religious people just as the opposite is true. So don’t be too hard on the guy for not liking us.

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    Roxanne R

    I’m assuming his wife is a xtian as well, does that mean he’s banging his sister?

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    J.N. Hudson

    So he’s the governor of all the people, but only so long as those people share his religious bent?

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