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The American Taliban strikes again, not surprisingly in Alabama, where Gov.-elect Robert Bentley (R) told a Martin Luther King Day crowd that they were all his brothers and sisters – if and only if they are Christian and have “been saved.”

Yes, on a day dedicated to teaching justice, equality, togetherness and unity, the future governor of Alabama took it upon himself to say that although he doesn’t see color, he just can’t be friends with someone who’s different than him.

I was elected as a Republican candidate. But once I became governor … I became the governor of all the people. I intend to live up to that. I am color blind,” Bentley said in a short speech given about an hour after he took the oath of office as governor.

Then Bentley, who for years has been a deacon at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, gave what sounded like an altar call.

“There may be some people here today who do not have living within them the Holy Spirit,” Bentley said. ”But if you have been adopted in God’s family like I have, and like you have if you’re a Christian and if you’re saved, and the Holy Spirit lives within you just like the Holy Spirit lives within me, then you know what that makes? It makes you and me brothers. And it makes you and me brother and sister.”

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The mostly brilliant, often controversial writer, reporter and columnist Dan Savage on gay marriage. Here he explains how heterosexuals have already redefined marriage and debunks some really stupid myths about the institution. Homophobes take note: You have nothing to fear from this guy, except being made to look really stupid because he’s definitely smarter than you.

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marriage_equality_button_no_slogan-p145543063315929366t5sj_400Thanks, secretly gay Matt Drudge, for giving us the idea to write totally incendiary headlines in an effort to boost traffic. And thanks, Rhode Island governor Donald Carcieri, for being the kind of dick who inspires a headline like that.

We know what you’re thinking. “Dave,” you muse. “Why would you write about someone as inconsequential as Donald Carcieri, the anti-gay bigot scumbag who thinks homosexuality is evil?”

I’d write about him for that very reason! See, in Rogue’s Island, it’s not good enough to be Catholic and deny gays basic civil rights. The governor thinks civil rights shouldn’t even extend to the gays in death. Sadly, I’m not kidding. From the Providence Journal:

An opponent of same-sex marriage, Governor Carcieri has vetoed [a] bill that would have added “domestic partners” to the list of people authorized by law to make funeral arrangements for each other.

In his veto message, Republican Carcieri said: “This bill represents a disturbing trend over the past few years of the incremental erosion of the principles surrounding traditional marriage, which is not the preferred way to approach this issue.[“]

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