Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized for saying in inaugural day comments that non-Christians were not his "brothers and sisters." Bentley met Wednesday for an hour with representatives of Alabama's Jewish community, including leaders of Birmingham's Jewish federation, the Birmingham News reported. Afterward he told reporters that he was sorry.
Birmingham's Jewish federation said it would reach out to Alabama's governor after he said non-Christians were not his "brothers and sisters." The federation told The Los Angeles Times that it would assemble a group of Christians and Jews "as soon as possible to initiate a dialogue" to reach out to Robert Bentley, the newly elected Republican leader. Bentley, speaking at a Baptist Church on Monday, the day of his swearing-in, spoke of his evangelical fervor. He said Christians are his "brothers and sisters."