Hours before taking the oath of office yesterday, Governor-elect of Alabama Robert Bentley gave a speech saying that he intends to unite Alabamans and that he is "color blind." Everyone felt great! Then Bentley said he wants everyone to convert.
Yeah, the speech took a slightly strange turn. From the Birmingham News:
"'Now I will have to say that, if we don't have the same daddy, we're not brothers and sisters. So 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."
Um, OK! Now granted, he was at a church. But it was the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and it was a speech given in honor of Martin Luther King Day. So it was, again, about unity and whatnot. The unity of everyone converting to Christianity, I guess!
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