Ala Governor: Won't Apologize for Being Christian

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has
acknowledged that sometimes he speaks without considering the
consequences.

Speaking to a meeting Saturday in Montgomery of the Alabama
Republican Party Executive Committee, Bentley was referring to
remarks he made at a Baptist church last month on inauguration day
about Christians being his brothers and sisters. He apologized
after the remarks stirred a national controversy, but said Saturday
he would never apologize for being a Christian.

He said he prays every morning and "even the governor has the
right to say that."

Bentley is a former legislator and retired dermatologist elected
last year to his first term as governor. He is a longtime deacon at
the First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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