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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bentley meets with Jewish organization

After a firestorm of criticism from both inside and outside of Alabama, new Gov. Robert Bentley is meeting with The Birmingham Jewish Federation this afternoon and will talk to the media following his meeting.
During a speech at historic Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, Bentley told those in attendance for an event honoring the birthday of the late civil rights leader that he would be a governor of all of the people even though he was elected as a Republican.
But, then added that "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, according to The Birmingham News.
Religious organizations and media outlets from throughout the nation have been critical of Bentley's comment and consider them judgmental and question whether his administration would be fair to people of other faiths.

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our governor is a classless loon. He has humiliated us...easy to see why folks think everyone from Alabama is a hayseed as this story has spread like wildfire throughout the national media. A forced apology is no apology. Where is Bradley Byrne when we need him?

January 19, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Chris Taus said...

He is simply going too far. This man should not be allowed to hold office and he should be impeached immediately. No government official should ever promote a religion and they should NEVER tell the people they lead how to worship, when to worship or who to worship.

January 19, 2011 at 9:05 PM  

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