Speaking at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church after the official inaugural ceremony, Bentley told the crowd that he considered anyone who believed in Jesus to be his brothers and sisters regardless of color, but anyone who isn't a Christian doesn't have that same relationship to him. "If the Holy Spirit lives in you that makes you my brothers and sisters. Anyone who has not accepted Jesus, I want to be your brothers and sisters, too," Bentley said.
Ashfaq Taufique, president of the Birmingham Islamic Society, told The Birmingham News he wasn't sure how Bentley's remarks were intended. "Does it mean that those who according to him are not saved are less important than those who are saved?" Taufique said. "Does he want those of us who do not belong to the Christian faith to adopt his faith? That should be toned down. That's not what we need. If he means that, I hope he changes it. We don't want evangelical politicians. They can be whatever in their private life."
Wow. Lock up your daughters - this guy is completely crazy. And he was voted in! Did he manage to keep the fact that he is a religious fanatic under wraps throughout an entire campaign? Or did Alabamans vote for him anyway? Remember the beautiful laws of this land that state quite clearly the ideal of separation of church and state? Let's keep it that way, please. I would really hate to see extremists of any kind in a position to potentially wield a little too much power. I find the people on the Supreme Court a little frightening - I'm always nervous that some nut will get an inspiration and try to overturn Roe v. Wade, a wonderful and landmark decision that was the right decision.
Keep you rosary off my ovaries!
This guy would make me lose sleep at night. I would consider moving out of any state with a loser like this at the helm. This guy will not be fair or unbiased where those of other or no religion are concerned. Shame on him for not keeping religion out of his office. Shame on Alabamans for voting this tyrant in. Who knows, maybe you will get lucky and he will be run over by a #7 bus.
We can only hope.