He is the elected governor, so he is always speaking as the governor until his term is over.
Obvioulsy he was not setting official policy, but he is telling his congregation how he feels toward non-Christians.
When he walks into the Statehouse do you expect to say that he treats everyone as brothers and those other feelings are just how he feels when he is in church?
Let's remember he is talking to a church that believes that you must be born-again. (accept Jesus as Lord and Savior) Churches with this belief call fellow born-again men as brothers and women as sisters. So he was speaking to the people attending this church that he cannot refer to them as brother or sister. This probably happens in this church every Sunday when alter call is given for people to folks to come forward and accept Christ.The offending comments came hours after Bentley was sworn in as governor, when he told a Montgomery Baptist church audience, quote, "Anybody who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're not my sister."
He did not say he would be mean to anyone or treat them bad. He did not say he would discriminate against others either. This is what I meant when I said that it would be taken out of context.
BRUTUS BUCKEYE WILL TAKE YOU DOWN...