Nathaniel Ledbetter assumed the Alabama Speaker of the House role on January 10, 2023.

Perhaps AL(dot)com award-winning columnist John Archibald was in Cambridge, Mass., that day.

In a 560-word screed, a high word count for Archibald these days, he likened the plight of the LGBTQ+ agenda to religious bigotry, suggesting that what he referred to as a "Don't Say Gay" bill, a term invented by disgruntled Democrats, could justify "Don't Say Catholic" or "Don't Say Baptist" legislation.

State Rep. Mack Butler (R-Rainbow City) has legislation to expand a prohibition on the discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity to K-12 public school classrooms.

However, Archibald mislabels Butler as Alabama's Speaker of the House.


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Archibald, son of Methodist minister Robert L. Archibald, Jr., argues under the reasoning that because some object to LGBTQ+ concepts being taught in the public school classroom, Catholics and Baptists ought to be held to the same standard because of their past wrongdoings.

Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.

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