Don’t deny the truth of the Bible to Alabama’s Piggly Wiggly customers
ONE might almost pity Republican politician Bradley Byrne, who would like to become the next Governor of Alabama.
Last November, Byrne – a Christian, but by no means a foam-flecked fundie – was quoted in the Mobile Press-Register as saying:
I believe there are parts of the Bible that are meant to be literally true and parts that are not.
He explained that:
It is unimportant whether some details of the Bible, such as people living for hundreds of years, are factually correct.
Byrne was also one of three candidates that expressed at least a partial belief in evolution, but with “God behind it”.
This week, following a threat by Christian zealots to boycott Piggly Wiggly grocery stores in North Alabama, Byrne claimed that he had been misquoted, and that:
I believe the Bible is true â€¦ Every word of it.
Byrne added that the Mobile Press-Register report had been used by his opponents in anonymous attacks since November.
Byrne had come to a Piggly Wiggly branch to announce his first big endorsement this year, from the Alabama Retail Association.
When notice of theÂ Piggly Wiggly press conference was posted on al.com on Wednesday morning, several readers began agitating against Byne and Ragland Brothers Retail Cos Inc, which owns the Piggly Wiggly stores.
One genius, uafan1198, posted this message:
Just got a call from a person at my Church letting me know about this. My family will not be shopping at Ragland Piggly Wiggly stores anymore or anything else they own…. I don’t shop at places that think it is OK to stand next to people who don’t believe the Bible is all true.