Why do I get the feeling this is the kind of statement Charles Schultz would have Charlie Brown making at the inauguration ceremony. Yes, this is offensive and probably very frightening for citizens of Alabama who don’t happen to share this dude’s religious beliefs. Then again, the great people of Alabama elected him. I’d like to know how the liberal media “spun” these words? I don’t think there’s much room for debate. You believe what Billy Bob Bentley believes or you better get to believing it pretty quickly. No Buddhists in Alabama. It’s cool that the Governor has strong beliefs, but don’t force them on people who might not share the same.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told a church crowd just moments into his new administration that those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his brothers and sisters, shocking some critics who questioned Tuesday whether he can be fair to non-Christians.
“Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I’m telling you, you’re not my brother and you’re not my sister, and I want to be your brother,” Bentley said Monday, his inauguration day, according to The Birmingham News.
The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday called Bentley’s remarks shocking.
“His comments are not only offensive, but also raise serious questions as to whether non-Christians can expect to receive equal treatment during his tenure as governor,” said Bill Nigut, the ADL’s regional director.