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Baptist influence ends gambling push

Thank you, Kentucky Baptists, for answering my call to oppose gambling expansion. Your support, along with strong Baptist influence in Frankfort have been cited by two large daily newspapers as the reason gambling bills died once again this year. Read more: LOUISVILLE — Two of Kentucky’s largest newspapers have run stories probing why a proposal to legalize casino gambling […]

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Contraceptives, Casinos & Christian Citizenship

What do contraceptives and casinos have to do with Christian citizenship? Maybe more than we have realized until now. On the issue of contraceptives, an Obama administration policy will soon require private insurance plans to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those causing an abortion. Since many religious organizations provide insurance to their employees this policy […]

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KBC Leaders Speak at Anti-casino Rally

Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul Chitwood and President Adam Greenway spoke at a rally Feb. 21 calling for state senators to oppose a bill designed to bring up to seven casinos to Kentucky. The rally, organized by former KBC President Hershael York, was held Feb. 21, 2012 in the Kentucky state capitol building rotunda. […]

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Gambling Is More than a Values Issue

As the gambling expansion drama continues to unfold in the Kentucky legislature, I want to share excerpts from a timely piece recently posted by Russell Moore on his blog, Moore to the Point, at www.russellmoore.com: …gambling isn’t merely a “values” issue. Neither is it primarily a “moral” issue, at least not in terms of what […]

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Expanded Gambling Has Tragic Consequences

The Kentucky legislature convenes in regular session each year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January for 60 days in even-numbered years and for 30 days in odd-numbered years. This year’s long session began with a strong push from Gov. Steve Beshear to expand gambling in our state. The governor keeps making […]

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