Monthly Archives: March 2013

Kentucky General Assembly Overrides Governor’s Veto, Protects Religious Freedom

Last night, the Kentucky General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. Steve Beshear’s veto of the Religious Freedom Bill (HB 279).  The law restores the “compelling interest/least restrictive means” as a legal test the government must pass before restricting religious freedom, bringing Kentucky in line with federal judicial standards. Go to our KBC Public Affairs […]

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Update: Progress Towards Great Commission Goals

After writing about our Kentucky Baptist Convention’s mission and values the past two weeks, an update to our ongoing transition seems timely. I began as KBC Executive Director-Treasurer on July 1, 2011. After spending 6 months observing and asking questions, I assembled a team of pastors, directors of missions, and laypersons from across our state […]

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The Time is Now to Rally Behind Sunrise Children’s Services

According to a recent story in the Courier-Journal, the commonwealth of Kentucky is nearing a settlement in a lawsuit alleging that taxpayer dollars were being used by Sunrise Children’s Services to proselytize children. Among the terms of the settlement is a provision singling out Sunrise Children’s Services, stating that “the commonwealth must provide documentation on […]

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Our Values

Since the mission of the Kentucky Baptist Convention is summarized by the statement: “Created by churches, for churches, to help churches reach Kentucky and the world for Christ,” how our Mission Board staff members serve our churches is of the utmost importance. To help ensure that we do our best, we have developed five core […]

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Urging Gov. Beshear to Sign the Religious Freedom Bill (HB 279) into Law

On March 12, I wrote a letter to Gov. Steve Beshear urging him to sign the Religious Freedom Bill (HB 279) into law.  Click here to view a copy of the letter. Please add your voice to mine.  You can take action now by calling Gov. Beshear’s office and urging him to sign the Religious […]

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