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Title: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: TrueEagle on January 19, 2011, 09:37:56 AM
New Ala. gov: Just Christians are his family (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_alabama_governor_christians)

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press Jay Reeves, Associated Press – Tue Jan 18, 11:39 pm ET

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told a church crowd just moments into his new administration that those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his brothers and sisters, shocking some critics who questioned Tuesday whether he can be fair to non-Christians.

"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, according to The Birmingham News.

The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday called Bentley's remarks shocking.

"His comments are not only offensive, but also raise serious questions as to whether non-Christians can expect to receive equal treatment during his tenure as governor," said Bill Nigut, the ADL's regional director.

Speaking at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church after the official inaugural ceremony, Bentley told the crowd that he considered anyone who believed in Jesus to be his brothers and sisters regardless of color, but anyone who isn't a Christian doesn't have that same relationship to him.

Read more (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_alabama_governor_christians)
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: y04185 on January 19, 2011, 09:47:23 AM
from a christian standpoint he is right. 
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: DES on January 19, 2011, 10:48:03 AM
He is full of crap he would be the first to sentence someone to the death penalty and call you a NiG#er all Christian values  ::)
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Neymar on January 19, 2011, 10:50:21 AM
Shame on a Christian who actually follows his teachings ::)....and this is coming from a person who believes Jesus Christ of Nazareth never existed.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: y04185 on January 19, 2011, 10:58:28 AM
i'd like to see the video of the speech.  i wonder how the christians at the church reacted.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: westcoastaggie on January 19, 2011, 12:40:37 PM
Hmm...

Very interesting time and place to say this. But this leads to a great question: Can a Christian strong in their faith, be able to adequately lead a community in the US?
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 19, 2011, 05:00:41 PM
Depends on what kind of Christian he/she is.

There are fundamentalist Christians who litterally DO NOT recognize the Charity of Jesus or his loving nature that would NOT be good leaders.

Is that what THIS clown is?  It would seem so.... :shrug:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Que82 on January 19, 2011, 05:25:23 PM
from a christian standpoint he is right.  

Y, what kind of theology are you using???? 

Cholly I have to disagree with you, there is only one kind of Christian and then there are those who pretend..... :shrug:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 19, 2011, 05:37:07 PM
Well now that's the CRUX of the issue isn't it?

By one type of Christian, which type are you referring to?

And didn't Jesus himself tolerate others?
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: y04185 on January 19, 2011, 05:40:08 PM
where did the governor say he would not tolerate others.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 19, 2011, 05:45:18 PM
RIF...

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"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, according to The Birmingham News.

Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: EB on January 19, 2011, 06:24:02 PM
As a baptist I shake my head at comments like these.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 19, 2011, 06:33:07 PM
EXACTLY!!!

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"His comments are not only offensive, but also raise serious questions as to whether non-Christians can expect to receive equal treatment during his tenure as governor," said Bill Nigut, the ADL's regional director.

Speaking at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church after the official inaugural ceremony, Bentley told the crowd that he considered anyone who believed in Jesus to be his brothers and sisters regardless of color, but anyone who isn't a Christian doesn't have that same relationship to him.

Does that sound like an open minded person to you?

But remember, there are millions of "Christians" who feel EXACTLY as he does. :shrug:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: MisterIkester on January 19, 2011, 06:42:42 PM
"Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart."

 -1 Peter 1:22 NIV
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 19, 2011, 07:50:12 PM
^^^The problem is, too many people have their OWN interpretations of scripture.

Some people think being mean and nasty and insular is also being "Christian" and they can provide verse to back that up. :shrug:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: RedBuddha on January 19, 2011, 10:45:31 PM
Ya'll got this twisted. He said "White" not "Jesus Christ"
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Valley Girl on January 20, 2011, 12:34:49 AM
Very unwise....I think I might understand where he could have been coming from....maybe he meant that he wished everybody could experience the goodness that is Christ...but for him to say what he said doesn't endear people to Jesus....nothing wrong with professing your faith in Him, but what he did isn't good discipleship IMO...

He is in a position to lead by example...to whom much is given, much is required..

He dropped the ball
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Bison 4 Life on January 20, 2011, 12:55:08 AM
I wonder if he'll say that to the Buddists and Shinto owners of Honda and Hyanduai that have factories in Alabama?

Seems like Alabama has a long history of electing kooks for governor.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 20, 2011, 08:55:15 AM
^^^There is a VERY good reason for that.  :tiptoe:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: SkegeeFAMU on January 20, 2011, 11:15:15 AM
I wonder if he'll say that to the Buddists and Shinto owners of Honda and Hyanduai that have factories in Alabama?

Seems like Alabama has a long history of electing kooks for governor.

The majority of the electorate in AL are kooks.  It takes a kook to elect a kook.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: y04185 on January 20, 2011, 11:17:59 AM
the governor apologized. 

Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: EB on January 20, 2011, 02:23:13 PM
He should have apologized.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: y04185 on January 20, 2011, 02:32:31 PM
He should have apologized.

he already did.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Que82 on January 20, 2011, 04:35:17 PM
Well now that's the CRUX of the issue isn't it?

By one type of Christian, which type are you referring to?

And didn't Jesus himself tolerate others?

There is only one type, one that adheres to or is striving to adhere the teachings of Christ.   I said striving because none of us are perfect and we fall short.  However, if I don't follow or strive to follow his teachings then I am not a Christian but rather a wolf in sheep's clothing, a false prophet.

Just saying I am a Christian does not make me a Christian anymore than my saying I'm Cholly makes me you.  :shrug: 
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: EB on January 20, 2011, 04:37:27 PM
He should have apologized.

he already did.

I think you understood what I meant.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Strike79 on January 20, 2011, 05:42:59 PM
I wonder if he'll say that to the Buddists and Shinto owners of Honda and Hyanduai that have factories in Alabama?

Seems like Alabama has a long history of electing kooks for governor.
:lol: :o :lol:..............yeah, couldn't agree more with BOTH points you make here, B4L.

My very first thought when I heard about this was where do they FIND these clowns and how do they get elected to high office in Alabama?  What is fascinating about this is that just literally MOMENTS before addressing the crowd at Dexter, the dude had just been sworned in as governor on the steps of the state capitol building. 

Like several of you here, I have visited downtown Montgomery, and all you have to do is walk across the street from the capitol building, and you're at Dexter.  I think this guy was trying to ingratiate himself with the black congregation at Dexter who were gathered there on MLK Day.  He was also quoted saying something about how he doesn't see "color"  ::),  and that all who have accepted Jesus as their lord and saviour were his "brothers and sisters".

So, in my humble opinion, this was a classic example of a southern, white male politician trying to endear himself to an audience of negroes and it backfired. 

And, btw, dude can keep his so-called "Christian" values of bigotry, discrimination, death penalty, etc., to himself.  ::)
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Golden Kitten on January 20, 2011, 05:47:12 PM
Not quite sure where he was trying to go - particularly since we are all God's chillun... :nod:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: drette j 77 on January 20, 2011, 06:15:52 PM
All I said when I heard this was "Here we go again!" :no:
 Yeah,He "apologized", alright..... for his words offending anyone. Not for seeming to be intolerant of other faiths.
 Certainly, one should be able to tell a Christian by what he or she does. A tree is known by its fruit and I guess we will see the "fruit" in the next 4 years.

 :offtopic:The TU band represented well in the Inaugural Parade, as did AAUM and ASU.  :clap: :clap: :nod: :nod:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 21, 2011, 08:39:01 AM
I wonder if he'll say that to the Buddists and Shinto owners of Honda and Hyanduai that have factories in Alabama?

Seems like Alabama has a long history of electing kooks for governor.

The majority of the electorate in AL are kooks.  It takes a kook to elect a kook.

EXACTLY!!! There are some backwards, hateful, IG-NANT, bigotted, PROUD rednecks in Alabama. >:(
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 21, 2011, 08:43:23 AM
He should have apologized.

A backhanded appology.

One of those "IF any of you were offended, I'm sorry" type excuses for an appology instead of a REAL "I'm sorry for saying what I said" appologies.

He also threw in that lame "I'm an evangelical baptist and we baptists use a language that other people that aren't evengelical baptists don't understand..." insult to everyones intellegence. >:(

TYPICAL for the mentality of a teabagging right-wing religious zealot. ::)
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 21, 2011, 08:45:22 AM
I wonder if he'll say that to the Buddists and Shinto owners of Honda and Hyanduai that have factories in Alabama?

Seems like Alabama has a long history of electing kooks for governor.
:lol: :o :lol:..............yeah, couldn't agree more with BOTH points you make here, B4L.

My very first thought when I heard about this was where do they FIND these clowns and how do they get elected to high office in Alabama?  What is fascinating about this is that just literally MOMENTS before addressing the crowd at Dexter, the dude had just been sworned in as governor on the steps of the state capitol building. 

Like several of you here, I have visited downtown Montgomery, and all you have to do is walk across the street from the capitol building, and you're at Dexter.  I think this guy was trying to ingratiate himself with the black congregation at Dexter who were gathered there on MLK Day.  He was also quoted saying something about how he doesn't see "color"  ::),  and that all who have accepted Jesus as their lord and saviour were his "brothers and sisters".

So, in my humble opinion, this was a classic example of a southern, white male politician trying to endear himself to an audience of negroes and it backfired. 

And, btw, dude can keep his so-called "Christian" values of bigotry, discrimination, death penalty, etc., to himself.  ::)

Strike, he went there to prove he wasn't a racist and in reality, proved he was a bigot. >:(
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 21, 2011, 08:51:44 AM
Well now that's the CRUX of the issue isn't it?

By one type of Christian, which type are you referring to?

And didn't Jesus himself tolerate others?

There is only one type, one that adheres to or is striving to adhere the teachings of Christ.   I said striving because none of us are perfect and we fall short.  However, if I don't follow or strive to follow his teachings then I am not a Christian but rather a wolf in sheep's clothing, a false prophet.

Just saying I am a Christian does not make me a Christian anymore than my saying I'm Cholly makes me you.  :shrug: 

My friend, EVERYBODY thinks they are right. Even jerry fallwell said he was a Christian and he was one of the most selfish, self-serving, mean spirited, vile people to ever be ordained. :no:

ALL these people think that THEY are the only REAL Christians and that everyone else is Hell bound.

VERY un-Christlike.

The ULTIMATE hypocrites. :no:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Strike79 on January 21, 2011, 04:08:04 PM
I wonder if he'll say that to the Buddists and Shinto owners of Honda and Hyanduai that have factories in Alabama?

Seems like Alabama has a long history of electing kooks for governor.
:lol: :o :lol:..............yeah, couldn't agree more with BOTH points you make here, B4L.

My very first thought when I heard about this was where do they FIND these clowns and how do they get elected to high office in Alabama?  What is fascinating about this is that just literally MOMENTS before addressing the crowd at Dexter, the dude had just been sworned in as governor on the steps of the state capitol building. 

Like several of you here, I have visited downtown Montgomery, and all you have to do is walk across the street from the capitol building, and you're at Dexter.  I think this guy was trying to ingratiate himself with the black congregation at Dexter who were gathered there on MLK Day.  He was also quoted saying something about how he doesn't see "color"  ::),  and that all who have accepted Jesus as their lord and saviour were his "brothers and sisters".

So, in my humble opinion, this was a classic example of a southern, white male politician trying to endear himself to an audience of negroes and it backfired. 

And, btw, dude can keep his so-called "Christian" values of bigotry, discrimination, death penalty, etc., to himself.  ::)

Strike, he went there to prove he wasn't a racist and in reality, proved he was a bigot. >:(
Yeah, absolutely correct, Cholly.

Look, I had never heard of this clown until this story broke nationally a few days ago.  But I immediately suspected that those who WERE familiar with 'bama politics, and had followed/covered this guy's race for the governor's office, probably weren't all that surprised by his statements at Dexter.  My suspicion is that the dude had made ALOT of inflammatory statements during the campaign that should have put the 'bama electorate on notice, but they voted for him ANYWAY.  ::)

So, if the voters in Alabama want to continue to elect these kooks and retrogrades to high office while the rest of the country - save Mississippi, SC, and a few others  ::) - move forward, then so be it.

BTW, Cholly and board, heard a discussion of this matter on MSNBC a day or so ago, and the consensus was that had, say, Keith Ellison, the brutha congressman who is the self-avowed Muslim from Michigan, said something similar to this clown in Montgomery, they would have run Ellison's a-- out of the congress.  :(
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Que82 on January 21, 2011, 04:27:48 PM
Well now that's the CRUX of the issue isn't it?

By one type of Christian, which type are you referring to?

And didn't Jesus himself tolerate others?

There is only one type, one that adheres to or is striving to adhere the teachings of Christ.   I said striving because none of us are perfect and we fall short.  However, if I don't follow or strive to follow his teachings then I am not a Christian but rather a wolf in sheep's clothing, a false prophet.

Just saying I am a Christian does not make me a Christian anymore than my saying I'm Cholly makes me you.  :shrug: 

My friend, EVERYBODY thinks they are right. Even jerry fallwell said he was a Christian and he was one of the most selfish, self-serving, mean spirited, vile people to ever be ordained. :no:

ALL these people think that THEY are the only REAL Christians and that everyone else is Hell bound.

VERY un-Christlike.

The ULTIMATE hypocrites. :no:

If you are in disagreement with what I said please tell me which part and I will fully explain, because it seems we are like a dog chasing his tail.  :shrug:  I for one have am not sure of where your comments are going or the points you are trying to make.  :shrug:

"My friend, EVERYBODY thinks they are right. Even jerry fallwell said he was a Christian and he was one of the most selfish, self-serving, mean spirited, vile people to ever be ordained. :no:"

The description for a Christian is clearly articulated in the New Testament, so someone thinking they are right when they are not in accordance with those tenets does not correlate to me.  :shrug:  IMHO, Falwell proves my case of someone saying they are Christian but not being one.

the Bible says "Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers."  So if the person is not espousing Christian principles as written in the Bible then they should not be considered a Christian because a Christian will bear Christian fruit.   Christian fruit consist of  love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.

There are many who claim Christianity but who are not,  the Bible also say "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me".

Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 23, 2011, 03:36:46 AM
8-2, my point is, while neither you nor I might consider these people to be Christians, they DO think of themselves that way.

pat robertson and jerry fallwell both sat there and blamed 9/11 and the 3,000 people that died that day on homosexuality.... something Jesus Christ would NEVER HAVE DONE.

So....

Because WE say they aren't Christians because they a) don't fit the definition and b) don't ACT Christ Like, doesn't mean that won't wrap themselves up in the Bible and condemn US for whatever twisted reasons their little minds conjure up. :shrug:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Que82 on January 23, 2011, 09:15:11 AM
8-2, my point is, while neither you nor I might consider these people to be Christians, they DO think of themselves that way.

pat robertson and jerry fallwell both sat there and blamed 9/11 and the 3,000 people that died that day on homosexuality.... something Jesus Christ would NEVER HAVE DONE.

So....

Because WE say they aren't Christians because they a) don't fit the definition and b) don't ACT Christ Like, doesn't mean that won't wrap themselves up in the Bible and condemn US for whatever twisted reasons their little minds conjure up. :shrug:

I understand a little better the point you are making.  I was hung up on you saying what type of Christian they were as if there are degrees and sects of Christianity.

From my learnings you either are or you aren't, there is no type.  :shrug:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 23, 2011, 01:32:32 PM
^^^Again, that's YOUR opinion. I agree.

But sir, that really doesn't matter.

Members of the Invisible Empire adorn their costumes with crosses, as do the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan... people who actually open their events with a prayer to God and Jesus.


I point this out for OBVIOUS reasons; these people don't see themselves or what they do as wrong, and they use THEIR interpretation of Christianity as justification for their behavior.

Again, what you or I believe is meaningless in the grand scheme of things. :shrug:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Bison 4 Life on January 23, 2011, 04:31:10 PM
Alabama is a different universe. I have lots of fam there. In some areas the Civil War is literally still being fought. The state just elected its first Black female to Congress last year.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 23, 2011, 05:08:26 PM
EXACTLY!!

The people who elected that fool to office knew EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING... AND GETTING. >:(
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: EPJr on January 23, 2011, 06:20:50 PM
HE IS THE GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA!!!!!!
AT LEAST HE IS HONEST ENOUGH TO ADMIT IT   :shrug:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: ‘87 Alum on January 24, 2011, 11:11:51 AM
Alabama is a different universe. I have lots of fam there. In some areas the Civil War is literally still being fought. The state just elected its first Black female to Congress last year.

And that my friends is why I moved the hell away from there in 87 and prolly won't move back there....
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 24, 2011, 12:46:19 PM
^^^An intellegent, successful, financially stable, world travelled BLACK MAN like you.... with a family too?!?!

I don't blame you.  :tiptoe:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: EB on January 24, 2011, 01:56:36 PM
I wonder if he'll say that to the Buddists and Shinto owners of Honda and Hyanduai that have factories in Alabama?

Seems like Alabama has a long history of electing kooks for governor.
:lol: :o :lol:..............yeah, couldn't agree more with BOTH points you make here, B4L.

My very first thought when I heard about this was where do they FIND these clowns and how do they get elected to high office in Alabama?  What is fascinating about this is that just literally MOMENTS before addressing the crowd at Dexter, the dude had just been sworned in as governor on the steps of the state capitol building.  

Like several of you here, I have visited downtown Montgomery, and all you have to do is walk across the street from the capitol building, and you're at Dexter.  I think this guy was trying to ingratiate himself with the black congregation at Dexter who were gathered there on MLK Day.  He was also quoted saying something about how he doesn't see "color"  ::),  and that all who have accepted Jesus as their lord and saviour were his "brothers and sisters".

So, in my humble opinion, this was a classic example of a southern, white male politician trying to endear himself to an audience of negroes and it backfired.  

And, btw, dude can keep his so-called "Christian" values of bigotry, discrimination, death penalty, etc., to himself.  ::)

Strike, he went there to prove he wasn't a racist and in reality, proved he was a bigot. >:(

This is so true, and look at what church he was speaking.

As for his becoming governor, I will bet that a lot of people who would not have voted for politicians like him did not vote at all.  As usual a lower percentage of eligible voters voted during the mid-terms.  In this case it increased the chances of this governor getting elected.  The thing that happened this past November is that people like him, who would not have gotten elected during the 1970s or even the '80s, are getting elected with some regularity now.  Am I wrong?  I do not think so.  In 1978 a young candidate for the House in Texas called for the privatization of social security.  He lost in far west Texas, not the most liberal place in the world.  He later lived in the governor's mansion and the White House.  His name is George W. Bush.

One thing that I have noticed is the moving of a lot of middle to upper middle class voters moving to this part of the country from the northeast and Midwest especially.  (I am talking about White voters.)  They were heading to Florida for decades but have come to Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, and parts of Alabama since the late ‘70s.  As former Georgia Secretary of State and U.S. Senator Max Cleland said, these voters are mostly republicans, not democrats.  I have seen the change in metro Atlanta.  Had they not moved to the south, they probably would have elected governors like Chris Christie in New Jersey, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, and John Kasich in Ohio.  They are now helping to put in Nathan Deal in Georgia, Rick Perry in Texas and Rick Scott in Florida as governors.

www.brookings.edu/papers/2007/0921governance_galston.aspx

www.davidsirota.com/2005/01/bush-said-ss-would-go-bust-by-1988.html
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 24, 2011, 05:14:37 PM
EXCELLENT ANALYSIS!!! :clap: :bow: :clap:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Que82 on January 24, 2011, 05:31:51 PM
^^^Again, that's YOUR opinion. I agree.

But sir, that really doesn't matter.

Members of the Invisible Empire adorn their costumes with crosses, as do the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan... people who actually open their events with a prayer to God and Jesus.


I point this out for OBVIOUS reasons; these people don't see themselves or what they do as wrong, a[b]nd they use THEIR interpretation of Christianity as justification for their behavior.[/b]

Again, what you or I believe is meaningless in the grand scheme of things. :shrug:


I'm confused on your point again because that still doesn't make them a Christian. You seem to be trying to make them a Christian just because they use Christian rituals.  :shrug:. Again if they are not bearing Christian fruit they are not Christians.  I guess we are still talking apples and oranges and I will agree to disagree.
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 24, 2011, 05:52:27 PM
No sir... I'm not making them Christian... they are making THEMSELVES Christian.

And they OBVIOUSLY disagree with your (an MY) interpretation that they most definitely are NOT.

No dissagreement here....  :nono2:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: soflorattler on January 24, 2011, 06:41:28 PM
IMO, REAL Christians don't have to trumpet that they are....


That is all...


 :tiptoe:
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Que82 on January 24, 2011, 10:38:42 PM
IMO, REAL Christians don't have to trumpet that they are....


That is all...


 :tiptoe:

Sir I absolutely agree.  I am always leery of those who proclaim to be such big Christians, Christians don't have to do that.  Again scripture says "By their fruit you will recognize them. "
Title: Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
Post by: Cholly on January 25, 2011, 08:12:56 AM
^^^BUT...

You HAVE to realize that there are a LOT of people... mostly southern, poor to middle class, and overwhelmingly white... who feel EXACTLY like that hypocritical governor. They EMPOWER ignorant bigots like him, mainly because they share his twisted, warped, heretical views.


Which is bad, because THEY are becoming a majority where you and I live.