“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.
This has everyone in an uproar. Clearly this man is a Southern Baptist. If anyone knows a good ol’ Southern Baptist preacher you know the man wasn’t saying anything bad about anyone really. He was just encouraging all of Alabama to become born again Christian believers. PLUS he said it while he was in church!
Give me a break people! Grow up! I would tell you to go home, but unfortunately you already are because you are fellow Americans, and it almost makes me feel ashamed.
The Anti-Defamation League are calling his remarks “shocking” and already throwing a gray cloud on his governorship.
When I began keeping this blog, I was never more excited because I felt as if having the blog was my chance to actually enter the publishing world and let my opinion be known and possibly help someone else out there write articles that wouldn’t necessarily be able to get a by-line started. This was in the beginning of the blogosphere. Now, everyone has a blog, and some blogs actually are noteworthy and acceptable as news worthy. I find it wonderful to have this blog most of the time, but when things like this pop up I want to duck my head, hide my face behind big dark sunglasses, and just pretend I am ignorant of what is going on around me like most of the world’s population. Yet, here I sit, writing….
The new Governor of Alabama was in church when he made these remarks people. If you watch TBN you hear these same remarks every single day and night, several times a day and the Anti-Defamation League doesn’t get on their case about it. The man is obviously a Christian and this makes him an automatic enemy in America’s eyes now.
What happened? This nation , founded so that individuals could believe how they wanted as well as live freely, has forgotten what freedom truly is much less freedom of religion. Funny. Christianity is a religion, but those of us who are Christian must fight to practice our faith in a land of religious freedom, even in our places of worship. Has the media looked at the persecution they are a part of? Of course not. This would mean actually looking at something with an observant eye and using the brain in their head to report something accurately instead of creating the news they should only report.
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