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.
..............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.