As people of faith, we condemn the statement made by Kentucky State Senator David Williams, “Williams charged that the actions of Beshear were tantamount to "idolatry".He stated that as a Christian, he would not participate in Jewish, Muslim, or Hindu prayers, and hoped Hindus would open their eyes and "receive Jesus Christ as their personal saviour".
There are idiots in every group who are bent on denigrating the other religion. I have condemned and or talked about similar pronouncements from Pat Robertson, Robert Jeffress, and a few Muslims and Jewish clerics for their take on idolatry with a primitive understanding of it, idols or icons in present day terms are representations of the ultimate God. No one has a right to belittle the other’s faiths. Each faith is dear to the believer and no faith is superior to the other either. All faiths are designed to bring solace to its followers. Religion can be defined as a mechanism that gives hopes and restores one’s balance and harmony with what surrounds one; people and the environment.
"He's shown he's ignorant and intolerant -- two qualities we hope Kentuckians will reject at the polls," Shukla said.
William also criticised the Governor for sitting cross-legged with a "dot on his forehead", and described the ceremony as "polytheistic".