Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 

I love political hypocrisy.

Here the Main Stream Media (MSM) is shouting “Why can’t we all just be friends” ala Rodney King and this yahoo with the “little letter” R behind his name just can’t keep his personal life out of Politics:

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told a church crowd just moments into his new administration that those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his brothers and sisters, shocking some critics who questioned Tuesday whether he can be fair to non-Christians.

“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.

The First Amendment states:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Governor Bentley  has every right to his “Freedom of Religion” and expression thereof. However the classification of “me” vs “thee” is not such a hot idea.

Class wars have nothing on the wars waged in the name of Religion. Every once in a while Christians get themselves all riled up and go trounce another brand of “Me not Thee”. Atrocities have been committed in the name of Christ or Allah throughout the centuries.

Thankfully the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Invisible Pink Unicorn haven’t swooped down upon their non-brother to have him change his errant ways.

This man was elected to Govern the state of Alabama. He was not elected to be our spiritual advisor. One can argue continually that this is a “God Fearing Nation” based on Christian principles, but here’s the truth folks.

This is a Nation based on “Freedom to Choose” and when a Politician starts separating “me” from “thee” via official public speeches to pacify his own feelings, well then we have a problem.

When we elect those who would “gently chastise” us for our belief, non-belief, or different-then their belief – we head down the slippery slope to “right by might”. This an effective ruling tactic for the Ruler, the Ruled (us) – not so much.