I sure am glad that I don't live in Alabama. It'd drive me crazier than I already am if I had to listen regularly to the fundamentalist crap spouted by recently elected Governor Robert Bentley.
"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."
Hmmmm. So non-Christians in Alabama aren't going to be fully represented or respected by the governor of their state?
Here's a great argument for keeping religion out of politics -- the bigotry practiced by those who consider that anyone who doesn't share their faith isn't worthy of being embraced.
"We live in a country that is hugely diverse," said David Silverman, president of American Atheists, the country's oldest atheist civil rights group. "The governor basically said: 'If you're not like me, you're second class.'
This is a man [who] puts the Bible above the Constitution and his preacher above the president. His words are disgusting and bigoted and reinforce Alabama's reputation for being backward and bigoted."
I've never had a reason to go to Alabama. But now I have an excellent reason for not going to that state: if you're not a Christian, you're a second-class citizen.