Alabama Gov: Only Christians Are My Brothers And Sisters

Posted on 19 Jan 2011 at 5:14am

Well this guy’s off to a great start if he’s trying to convince anyone that Alabama’s moving into the 21st century. (TPM):

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.”

Bentley spoke at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery just minutes after taking the oath of office on Monday. The new governor, who has been a deacon at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, first said that though he ran as a Republican, once he took office he “became the governor of all the people.”

“I am color blind,” Bentley said, according to The Birmingham News.

But Bentley then said that only those who are Christians and “saved” like he is are his brothers and sisters.

His response to the public blowback? It sounds familiar…

Asked by The Birmingham News afterwords if his words where meant to insult other faiths, Bentley said, ”We’re not trying to insult anybody.”

This clip from Rachel Maddow features Bentley (@2:04), as well as Maine Gov. Paul “Kiss My Butt” LePage…


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