Alabama Governor not standing in the doorway

Timothy Kincaid

February 10th, 2015

Governor Bentley of Alabama opposes marriage equality. However, he too sees comparisons between the behavior of his state today and that of 50 years ago and he has no intention of taking up the mantle of former Alabama Governor George Wallace. (Talking Points Memo)

Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican and a Southern Baptist, said he believes strongly that marriage is between one man and one woman, but that the issue should be “worked out through the proper legal channels” and not through defiance of the law.

The governor noted that Alabama is about to be in the spotlight again with the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was passed after civil rights marchers were attacked and beaten in Selma, Alabama — events chronicled in the Oscar-nominated movie “Selma.”

“I don’t want Alabama to be seen as it was 50 years ago when a federal law was defied. I’m not going to do that,” Bentley said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.

“I’m trying to move this state forward.”

Sir Andrew

February 10th, 2015

He should find some way to get that moron off the state Supreme Court bench once again. I’m hoping the federal court throws him in jail for contempt, as well as fining him until he has nothing left but the lint in the pockets of his polyester leisure suit; or, as he calls it, his Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes. Moore is a traitor to the US and should be dealt with accordingly.

Eric Payne

February 10th, 2015

Ummm… Mr. Bentley? Sir?… Ummm…

Concerning marriage equality in your state, you make the comment, and I quote:

worked out through the proper legal channels.

Governor, in your state, the “issue” HAS gone through all the proper legal channels. It’s been decided. I guess you must have missed that, though, since it got so little media attention.


February 11th, 2015

When a federal law was defied? It was your shitty state that chose to ban same sex marriage, DOMA’s already gone.


February 11th, 2015

While Governor Bentley would like for the State of Alabama to not be seen in this [bad] light, the light has already been cast. But it is not ALL of the citizens of Alabama who are filled with hate, but only the Conservative citizens of Alabama.

The actions of many in Alabama are just like Kansas Governor Brownback who recently removed LGBT employment protections for State employees via executive order.

*THIS* is what Republicans do when elected to office. Remember this come 2016.


February 11th, 2015

People still see Alabama as it was 50 years ago because in many ways it has not changed. It is still a fairly racist state that has attempted things like voter id which are shown to impact minority groups.


February 11th, 2015

We should encourage Bently. He’s actually acting in concert with early Christian doctrine that told people to accept secular law. For far too long Christians have had the opportunity to bend secular law to their religious beliefs. The result has not been good for the world.

There is also a possibility that we might be able to brainwash right wing Christians into accepting the fact that religion and the state can exist side by side even when they don’t agree with ideas. Not likely, I’ll admit but possible.

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