Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Are we really surprised?

From the news headline this morning:

New Ala. gov: Just Christians are his family


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_alabama_governor_christians

Can anyone really say they are surprised? I mean it's not like Alabama has been know throughout their existence for their understanding of differences and compassion for others. As a matter of fact, I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing that it's not exactly a hot bed for travel or relocation for Jewish, Muslim, or Mormon people anyway.

Having said that, it's still a disappointing thing to see how small minded and ignorant the governor is in this case, clearly he's not a supporter of the Constitution or even a well practicing Christian. Considering that promotion of one religion by the government is sort of a no-no for the Constitution and Christianity at it's core preaches compassion and understanding for others.

I will say there's a part of me that prefers this small minded prejudice type, while I find his thought process reprehensible, at least I know where he stands, much easier to deal with then the one that hides it and still proceeds under an agenda fueled by that.

2 comments:

Grange95 said...

Alabama also gave us Roy Moore, the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who installed a 2.5 ton granite monument to the 10 Commandments in the supreme court building back in 2001. Thankfully, the rest of the court sacked him for the stunt, but still ...

Michael said...

I remember that, sad isn't it? It's the 2000's and many of our 'leaders' can't figure out how to accept others.