Bible-thumping Alabama governor expelled from church after racy phone calls go public
He was once a deacon at the church that has now banned him.
Gov. Robert Bentley and his top advisor, Rebekah Mason, both attended First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa for years. But they have apparently been expelled after the release of an audio recording in which Bentley makes sexually explicit comments to Mason.
“While church discipline is a church family matter, both Governor Robert Bentley and Mrs. Rebekah Mason are no longer members of First Baptist Church Tuscaloosa,” Senior Pastor Gil McKee told the Christian News Network. “I continue to pray for each of them.”
McKee had previously compared Bentley to the Old Testament prophet Joshua. “God has called him to this mission of leadership,” McKee said during Bentley’s inauguration day in 2011, according to The Gadsden Times.