Williams speaks out against Beshear's cross cultural experience
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - David Williams, the Republican candidate for Kentucky governor, is raising eyebrows with his comments on Gov. Steve Beshear attending a Hindu ceremony.
Beshear attended the ceremony last week in Elizabethtown with officials from Flex Film, which is building a $180 million plant that will bring 250 jobs to Kentucky.
Wednesday, Beshear said he is happy for the economic boost and Kentucky welcomes the traditions and investments.
Williams said Beshear, the son of a preacher, engaged in idolatry by taking part in the event. He added Beshear has outwardly opposed Christian displays.
Organizers of the Festival of Faiths here in Louisville say Williams' comments will be part of the discussion.
"Governor Beshear should be at an event like that and it's most respectful for him to take part in that ceremony," said Patrick Potter. "It's the great segue into our festival we are kicking off today. It would do Senator Williams some good to join us this evening at St. Steven Baptist Church."
The Louisville Hindu community siad they are disappointed by Williams comments. Johny Alse, a professor at Indiana University Southeast, said the comments by Williams are narrow-minded and shows a lack of diversity.
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