Bradley Byrne, a GOP gubernatorial candidate for Alabama, recently clarified that he believes the Bible is true. "Every word of it." As depressing as that is, what's worse is that he had to make that statement as a rebuttal to his opponent's primary line of attack.
Last November, he made the mistake of saying, "I believe there are parts of the Bible that are meant to be literally true and parts that are not." Sounds reasonable enough, right? Of course, that won't pass muster with GOP voters these days, especially in the South, so Byrne's busy saying all the right things to soothe Christians' riled feathers. Yeah, that's way better than focusing on, you know, actual issues.
Can the South just hurry up and declare itself a theocracy? It's already there with garbage like this.