Bentley to meet with religious leaders over controversial remarks

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) – Newly-elected Governor Robert Bentley is planning to meet with Alabama religious leaders after making remarks that were found offensive to some.

On Monday during a Martin Luther King Day event, Bentley stated that anyone who was not a Christian was not his brother or sister. He also said that he would like for others to accept Christ so that he could be their brother.

Bentley's communication director, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, announced that Bentley will be meeting with many religious leaders from Alabama in Montgomery at the governor's office. Leaders from Birmingham attending the meeting include Rabbi Johnathan Miller from Temple Emanu-el and Stephen Jones from Southside Baptist Church.

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