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Pssst! They Can Hear Us (via Ponder Anew)

I don’t necessarily agree with this in its entirety; I believe that when you are making a speech at a church at a prayer service, speaking “the Christian Insider Language” isn’t controversial, nor does it need to be couched and prefaced with rhetoric that make people comfortable. If he wasn’t a governor, we wouldn’t be talking about it (and am I the only person who remembers Mike Huckabee being very “Christian” on the campaign trail?). However, it is something to ponder and think about, and everyone should feel free to comment on the appropriateness or whatever of the speech here, no matter your religious beliefs. I really would like to read/hear the whole address before I make any judgements on this excerpt, of course, but most of the people commenting now haven’t heard all of it either (the same thing happened with the NAACP controversy last year, as I recall), so here it is. I reserve my opinion until I hear the whole thing.

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Pssst!  They Can Hear Us Last Monday, Robert Bentley was inaugurated as governor of Alabama.  You will recall that last Monday was also the national holiday celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  So, following the inauguration, the new governor was the featured speaker at the annual MLK Day prayer service, held at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham, where King once served as pastor. Gov. Bentley’s speech to the large crowd stayed true to … Read More

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3 thoughts on “Pssst! They Can Hear Us (via Ponder Anew)

  1. I read the article and I have to say it does come off offensive. I am a Christian but I firmly believe no one should give the idea that there is a “them” and “us” or a “family” that separates us. The truth behind the words is irrelevant to me (although I have faith in them)….we do not know who is “family”, who has the Holy Spirit, and/or who are true Christians. Leave that to God’s final determination and, as a politician, stay focused on the main topic of the event…..MLK and civil rights.

  2. I still haven’t had a chance to read the whole thing, and not just the quotes from articles or slices of TV, so I’m still not commenting 😀 I just keep thinking of the NAACP woman they crucified when they took her remarks out of context…I’m a contextual person when it comes to words. All the apologies and the offer of her job back didn’t erase the effects of that experience; I couldn’t be a part of something like that. And since I understand exactly what he meant by the quoted statement, I can’t crucify him on that anyway. Religion and Politics and Race…such dirty topics…someone is ALWAYS offended no matter what you say.

  3. Yep, someone is always offended which is why it’s taboo to even bring those topics up unless it involves marriage, rearing children, or death itself.

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