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Crucial Time for Pro-Life Bills; Action Needed Now

Two bills that would protect women and babies here in Kentucky have an opportunity to be heard in the legislature tomorrow. The Democrat Majority-led House of Representatives has an opportunity to overcome partisanship and allow its members a vote on the SB 5, the Ultrasound Bill and SB 4, the Face-to-Face Consultation Bill. The Ultrasound […]

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Ultrasound: A Clear Picture of Life

The following is a guest post by Paul Chitwood, Executive Director-Treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. When Michelle and I were expecting our first child, we were greatly anticipating the ultrasound that would allow us to see our baby in the womb and even know if we would have a boy or a girl. I […]

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Religious Freedom and Americans of African Descent

This post by Curtis Woods, Associate Executive Director for Convention Relations & Communications, originally appeared at http://www.paulchitwood.com on November 13, 2012. In his classic work, City of God, Augustine reminds readers that even though this world is not our ultimate home, Christians have the responsibility to stand up for truth no matter the cost. Simply […]

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Will The Religious Freedom Act get a hearing? That may be up to you.

The Religious Freedom Act (HB 279) has been successfully filed in the House and placed in the House Judiciary Committee. The question now: will it get a fair hearing or stall in the committee? Please call the Legislative Message Line TODAY at 1-800-372-7181 and leave this message with the receptionist for your State Representative: “Please […]

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Are Election Day alcohol sales on the horizon for Kentucky?

Kentucky and South Carolina are the only two states that ban the sale of alcohol on Election Day. Soon, South Carolina may stand alone. A bill allowing the sale of alcohol on Election Day has passed the Senate Licensing and Occupation Committee. According to the nky.com: The bill wouldn’t change laws for counties or cities that […]

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Kentucky Senate approves ultrasound bill, now headed to House

The Kentucky Senate passed bills today that will require women to have an ultrasound and have a face-to-face consultation with their healthcare provider before getting an abortion. From the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Bluegrass Politics blog: FRANKFORT – The Senate overwhelmingly approved bills Friday that would require women to have an ultrasound and a face-to-face meeting with […]

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Dr. Wayne Grudem: Politics According to the Bible

Did you miss Dr. Wayne Grudem’s speaking tour of Kentucky earlier this week? Check out this video provided courtesy of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Video only shows first 10 minutes of the lecture.  Full audio will be posted here: Grudem presented topics from his book Politics According to the Bible. With the rising […]

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Grudem in Kentucky to Talk ‘Politics According to the Bible’

Dr. Wayne Grudem will be in Kentucky this week for a four-site speaking tour focused on his new book, Politics According to the Bible. The first stop will be tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church, 3900 Rapid Run Drive, Lexington. On Tuesday, Grudem will speak at 10:00 a.m. at Ashland Avenue Baptist […]

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Should Christians Just Keep Quiet?

With prominent Evangelical pastor Louie Giglio bowing out of a role in the President’s inauguration under pressure from groups who oppose his Biblical views on homosexuality, many Christians are awakening to the sobering reality that traditional, orthodox positions on human sexuality are unwelcome in the public square. How should Christians respond? Should we continue to […]

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General Assembly Preparing for Session; Now Is the Time to Call

The General Assembly will gather in Frankfort Jan. 8 – 11 to organize for the session, which begins Feb. 8.  Now is an excellent time to call your legislator and let him or her know your stand on key issues, particularly the expansion of gambling, and life ethics. Gov. Beshear has made it clear he […]

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Grudem’s ‘Politics According to the Bible’ Speaking Tour Coming to Kentucky

Noted author Dr. Wayne Grudem will come to Kentucky in January 2013 to discuss his new book Politics According to the Bible. Grudem, who is the author of the influential work and widely-read text Systematic Theology, will be speaking on the following dates/times/locations: Lexington Mon. 7:00 PM Jan. 14 General Public Tates Creek Presbyterian Church 3900 […]

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Ed Stetzer: Lotteries are bad for poor people

Powerball fever has once again swept the nation, and even many Christians are getting in the on the “fun.” In a recent post on his blog, respected LifeWay researcher Ed Stetzer makes a clear statement of why lotteries are bad, and shouldn’t be celebrated or supported: they are bad for poor people. Here’s Stetzer’s post: […]

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Vote Your Values This Tuesday

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Williams’ Appointment Will Likely Mean Gambling Push During Next Session

David Williams, a staunch opponent of expanding gambling in Kentucky, has resigned his Senate seat and his leadership position as president of the Senate to accept an appointment as a circuit court judge. According to story by WFPL, Kentucky Family Foundation policy analyst Martin Cothran believes Williams’ appointment by Gov. Steve Breshear was politically motivated. […]

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Does One Vote Matter? Yes!

Does one vote really matter? Yes, it does! Prepare now to vote next Tuesday, and encourage others to do the same.

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Why Vote?

We’re less than two weeks away from election day.  Are you planning to vote? Plan and prepare now to vote, and encourage others to do the same by sharing this video from Champion the Vote.  

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Party Platform Guide, Other Resources Available from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission believes that faith should inform a believer’s civic participation. They have prepared a number resources aimed at helping believers explore issues, parties and candidates for the upcoming election.  You’ll find these resources at http://erlc.com/ivotevalues/.

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Baptist Press: Two Baptist universities join legal fight against abortion mandate

One of the more controversial aspects of Obamacare has been a mandate issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.  The mandate will even require religiously-affiliated institutions and Christian-owned businesses to comply. Two Baptist colleges have joined the fight against the […]

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Are you ready to vote your values this November?

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How Gay Marriage Will Harm Religious Liberty

In a post today on Baptist Press, Eric Metaxes outlines how the legalization of gay marriage will likely impact religious liberty, particular for evangelical Christians.  Eric Metaxas is an author and the voice of the Breakpoint radio commentaries. NEW YORK (BP) — Christians are often asked by gay activists why they oppose same-sex marriage. “How […]

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