Alabama Republican Gov. Robert Bentley has caused some controversy after his Monday talk at a church that kicked off his first term.
As governor, Bentley leads and must listen to the cares (ideally) of all Alabama citizens, regardless of their faith or lack of faith.
I’m sure Bentley is aware of this, but he puzzled many when he said at the Baptist church in Montgomery that Christians are his only “brothers and sisters.”
“So 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,” The Birmingham News reported Bentley saying.
Do you agree that only Christian believers are brothers and sisters?
Are we all brothers and sisters at some level?
Should the terms only be used for blood brothers and sisters to avoid implying a closeness that simply isn’t there?
Bentley’s people cleaned up the governor’s intent later. “Bentley is the governor of all the people, Christians, non-Christians alike,” one told The Birmingham News.