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New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« on: January 19, 2011, 09:37:56 AM »
New Ala. gov: Just Christians are his family

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.

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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 09:47:23 AM »
from a christian standpoint he is right. 
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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #2 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  ::)

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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #3 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.


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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #5 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?

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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #6 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:


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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #7 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:
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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #8 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?


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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 05:40:08 PM »
where did the governor say he would not tolerate others.
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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #10 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.



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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2011, 06:24:02 PM »
As a baptist I shake my head at comments like these.

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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #12 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:


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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #13 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."

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Re: New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family
« Reply #14 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:


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