The newly sworn-in Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama ignited a storm of controversy Monday when he addressed a predominantly African American church declaring that only those who accepted Jesus Christ as their savior are his “sisters or brothers.” He went on to add, “...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 Hindu American Foundation (HAF) joined many Christian, Jewish, Muslim and atheist leaders in denouncing Gov. Bentley’s words, calling his views “intolerant, repulsive and wholly unacceptable.”
America, as a beacon of religious freedom and pluralism, must demand more of its elected leaders. HAF asks you to sign the petition and send the letter below to Governor Bentley, urging him to retract his divisive remarks.