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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Apologizes for Intolerant Remarks

Alabama governor Robert Bentley

Alabama governor Robert Bentley

In a follow-up to the gaffe we discussed this morning, Alabama governor Robert Bentley apologized for his intolerant remarks against those who do not share his Christian faith.  Bentley met with Jewish and other non-Christian religious leaders today at his office, and afterwards he told reporters, “If anyone from other religions felt disenfranchised by the language, I want to say I am sorry.  I am sorry if I offended anyone in any way.”

On Monday, following his inauguration, Bentley told those gathered at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, “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 is wise to have responded swiftly and appropriately to having used such inflammatory language, and it is encouraging that he is meeting with religious leaders of other faiths.  The women of The View had an interesting conversation about Bentley this morning, with Elisabeth Hasselbeck predictably defending Bentley’s remarks.  Take a look:

Source: Huffington Post

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