This post should be viewed as a Constitutional issue and not as a religious issue.
Is the following story a First Amendment violation? In my opinion...No, but getting dangerously close to the edge.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment has been interpreted by the Supreme Court as erecting a wall of separation between church and state.
The remarks from the newly elected Ala. Gov. Robert Bently certainly raise the question whether he would govern in a fair and balanced manor towards non-Christians. Simply declaring your a Christian is not a problem but a Governor suggesting that he would like you to become Christian is where the water gets muddy.
"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 said Monday, his inauguration day.
"It sounded like Bentley was using the office of governor to advocate for Christian conversion." "If he does so, he is dancing dangerously close to a violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which forbids government from promoting the establishment of any religion,"