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Old 01-19-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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Lindsey? do you know what we Floridians say about God? Thank God for I-95 since it is the quickest way out of the South!
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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His speach was emphesizing that all people, regardless of race, are his brothers and sisters in Christ. It was an inclusionary statement on MLK day. Only the liberal media (non-Christians for the most part) would take it and bend it into something negative sounding. What he said was true. He also went on to say that he wanted to be brothers and sisters with those who did not know Christ. It was a very nice race-inclusinve speech but some people can see the negative in anything.
No it wasn't.
I quoted it above.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Westwaswon,
I don't believe 84% of Alabamians are Christian, at least not where I live. They may say they are on a survey just because they feel it's the "right answer", but many of these people never go to church.

There is a younger person/older person divide in Alabama regarding religion, and I think in the coming decades Alabama will be a less religious state, whether Dr. Bentley likes it or not. Drive by any church on a Sunday morning and you'll see mostly older folks, the younger people are at home in bed, at work, or doing other things.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:43 AM
 
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His speach was emphesizing that all people, regardless of race, are his brothers and sisters in Christ. It was an inclusionary statement on MLK day. Only the liberal media (non-Christians for the most part) would take it and bend it into something negative sounding. What he said was true. He also went on to say that he wanted to be brothers and sisters with those who did not know Christ. It was a very nice race-inclusinve speech but some people can see the negative in anything.
His speech stopped just short of asking people to accept Christ as their savior. It is totally inappropriate for the governor of any state to proselytize when he/she is acting in an official capacity.

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"There may be some people here today who do not have living within them the Holy Spirit," Bentley said. ''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 stopped just short of calling for non-Christians to accept Jesus Christ.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Lindsey? do you know what we Floridians say about God? Thank God for I-95 since it is the quickest way out of the South!
Florida is just as religious as Alabama as far as I can tell, the only exception being the major urban areas (except Jax).
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Lindsey? do you know what we Floridians say about God? Thank God for I-95 since it is the quickest way out of the South!
I've heard it said before that the best thing that came out of the South was a northbound yankee!
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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His speech stopped just short of asking people to accept Christ as their savior. It is totally inappropriate for the governor of any state to proselytize when he/she is acting in an official capacity.
Maybe Bama should lay down the law: either convert to christianity or be prepared to suffer the consequences.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:49 AM
 
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Maybe Bama should lay down the law: either convert to christianity or be prepared to suffer the consequences.
Many in that state probably would, if they could, but they can't.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Politicians may have a faith in God, may even thank God, but why be abrasive in the name of God?
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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His speach was emphesizing that all people, regardless of race, are his brothers and sisters in Christ. It was an inclusionary statement on MLK day. Only the liberal media (non-Christians for the most part) would take it and bend it into something negative sounding. What he said was true. He also went on to say that he wanted to be brothers and sisters with those who did not know Christ. It was a very nice race-inclusinve speech but some people can see the negative in anything.
Blinders on much??
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