Charlotte Lucas issues statement apologizing for Facebook post

Lucas Oil co-founder Charlotte Lucas issued a statement on Saturday apologizing for a Facebook post that some found questionable.

Earlier this week, Lucas made a Facebook post stating that she is "sick and tired of minorities running our country."

"As far as I'm concerned, I don't think that atheists (minority), muslims [sic] (minority) nor any other minority group has the right to tell the majority of the people in the United States what they can and cannot do here," Lucas wrote. "Is everyone so scared that they can't fight back for what is right or wrong with his country?"

On Saturday, Lucas issued a statement apologizing for the post:

I apologize to everyone for the insensitive comments posted on my Facebook account.  My comments did not reflect my personal views about any individual or minority group, only my frustration that our government system sometimes seems out of balance. We live in a great country, but the agenda for our elected officials is too often dictated by special interest groups. My comments did not reflect my true feelings, and I am sorry for anyone who may have been offended.

Robert Patison, general counsel for Lucas Oil Products, where Charlotte Lucas serves as executive vice president, also issued a statement on Saturday:

Actions speak louder than words.  Lucas Oil is a small, family-owned, American company that prides itself on being a highly integrated and diverse organization with a great sense of community.  We provide significant financial support for a broad range of organizations that serve the needs of veterans, women, other minority groups, and disadvantaged individuals throughout the United States.  Fairness and equality are core values of our company.   

Lucas founded Lucas Oil with husband Forrest in 1989. Their name currently adorns the stadium downtown where the Indianapolis Colts play.

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