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Old 01-19-2011, 10:09 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.

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"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."
My God. That part makes the speech even worse. The Governor not only said that non-Christians are not his brothers and sisters, but then expressed his desire to convert them to Christianity. I wonder if he'll push for a bill to that effect?
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:22 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?
Yes, but once elected, they do not have the right to proselytize for their particular brand of religion while serving in their official capacity. Totally unacceptable.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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I've heard it said before that the best thing that came out of the South was a northbound yankee!
desert? you need to know we Floridians were never "Southerners" to begin with!
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Finally a non-liberal tells it like it probably is.
That was really funny.

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Who the hell would want a jerk like that for family anyway?

Of course, we shouldn't want a jerk like that holding public office, either. If he'd have been alive during the Founding Fathers' time, he'd have been run out of town on a rail! They wouldn't tolerate that garbage for 5 seconds!
I'm pretty sure the founding fathers dealt with similar garbage, a lot. Quite a few things along these lines.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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desert? you need to know we Floridians were never "Southerners" to begin with!
But that itself depends too, Northern Florida is traditionally lopped into the Deep South while South Florida is Baja New York (or so I've heard).
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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"brothers and sisters" is a solidarity statement in that context for all people--unions say the same thing. It's not an ethnic thing. Sorry--you're way off the mark on this one.

EDIT--it means that we have a common humanity...
Your remark makes the point. When the union says it they mean the people in their union. When jesse jackson says it he means blacks.

When the gov. said it he means those that are christian.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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"Speaking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the very church where Dr. King once pastored, new Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley gave a speech in which he said that those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior are not his 'brothers.'"

"'Now I will have to say that, if we don't have the same daddy, we're not brothers and sisters,' he said. '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'"

New Alabama Governor: Only Christians Are My Brothers And Sisters | TPMMuckraker


What a great message to the non-Christians who live in Alabama.
he's right, I'm not his brother. Wouldn't want to be either.

I'll keep my money in freaking lower alabama, aka florida (fla)
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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Still thinking we're all the same.
Hahaha, jokes on you.
Real adult of you. Hahaha. You are the one who made the comment about religous bigots. It was your comment I was reponding to. Just like a lot of posters on here. Always with the name calling when someone doesn't agree with you.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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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 one said that it was about race. I know he's not stupid enough to say something racist at an MLK Day speech. (at least i'd like to think so...)

The problem is that his words are simply inappropriate for a governor to say. It was a profoundly stupid speech. People see the negative because it WAS negative!
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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"Speaking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the very church where Dr. King once pastored, new Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley gave a speech in which he said that those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior are not his 'brothers.'"

"'Now I will have to say that, if we don't have the same daddy, we're not brothers and sisters,' he said. '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'"

New Alabama Governor: Only Christians Are My Brothers And Sisters | TPMMuckraker


What a great message to the non-Christians who live in Alabama.

Wow. What a class act. Such patriarchal bs.

Separation of church and state....anyone, anyone, Bueller, Bueller????
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