KY GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Says He Hopes Hindus ‘Eyes Are Opened and They Receive Jesus Christ as Their Personal Savior

Earlier this week, GOP gubernatorial candidate and Kentucky Senate President David Williams fired at Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) for taking part in a ceremonial Hindu ground blessing — accusing Beshear of “idolatry” for attending the Hindu ceremony. On Wednesday, Williams clarified his remarks, but his clarification is even more offensive than his original statement. Although Williams says that it is everyone’s “right to be a Hindu person if they want to,” he hopes “their eyes are opened and they receive Jesus Christ as their personal savior.” He also accused Beshear of a long pattern of opposing “outward displays” of Christianity such as “Christmas trees, prayers before high school football games, and posting the Ten Commandments.”

Rebecca Leber