Bentley meets with religious leaders over controversial remarks - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Bentley meets with religious leaders over controversial remarks

Gov. Robert Bentley meets Wednesday with religious leaders (WBRC photo) Gov. Robert Bentley meets Wednesday with religious leaders (WBRC photo)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Newly-elected Governor Robert Bentley met Wednesday with religious leaders from around Alabama to discuss remarks he made Monday 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.

Wednesday, Bentley with religious leaders from Birmingham and Montgomery, including Rabbi Johnathan Miller from Temple Emanu-el and Stephen Jones from Southside Baptist Church. Bentley apologized to everyone at the meeting, saying sometimes he speaks and goes, but he also said he would never deny his faith.

Miller said Monday's comments were a 'misstep' but added he has high hopes for the Bentley administration.

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