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 blog to read more about the new law.
I am very pleased by the General Assembly’s override of Governor Beshear’s veto of House Bill 279. I am also deeply appreciative of every Kentucky Baptist who took time to call their legislators to express support for the bill. Once again, we see how our people’s involvement makes a difference.
This important law will protect the rights of people of faith in Kentucky. Religious freedom was a good idea when Kentucky became the 15th state of the Union on June 1, 1792. It still is. I praise God for this victory.