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Go ‘Extra Mile’ To Share With Gay Friends

Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright is encouraging Christians to go the “extra mile” in seeking to share with people in the gay community about the love of Christ. Wright correctly points out that Christians’ effectiveness in witnessing has often been harmed by harsh, unloving approaches that tend to turn individuals away from Jesus rather […]

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Instant Racing is Clearly Gambling Expansion

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, a governor-appointed board tasked with regulating the conduct of horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing and related activities in Kentucky, recently voted to allow the Kentucky Downs racetrack in Franklin to add slots-like machines to its gambling offerings. Click here to read the news story about the decision. […]

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National Campaign Focuses on Porn’s Harm

Pornography is one of the most serious problems facing American families today as well as one of the most ignored problems by churches. Its disastrous impact is leaving a trail of destroyed lives and the latest statistics reveal that the problem is only escalating. To counter this assault, the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty […]

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A Respectful Debate on Abortion

Abortion is one of those topics where people have such strong opinions that it is easy to find oneself demonizing the opposition and seeking to score points through emotion. Here’s an example of a more Christ-like approach to discussing this issue. It’s the video from a recent debate between Scott Klusendorf of the Life Training […]

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Alcohol Expansion Doesn’t Have to be Forever

Following local-option elections last month that saw two of three ballot initiatives to expand alcohol sales in the affected communities, Don Cole, executive director for the Kentucky Ethics League prepared these guidelines to help citizens continue to be a positive influence on the issue in those communities where expansion was approved: With the abundance of […]

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‘Mature’ Casino States Showing Losses

The following guest post was prepared by Dr. Ivan Zabilka, who has spent many years studying the impact of gambling on communities. His bio is at the bottom of the post: The “2011 State of the States” by the American Gaming Association has a chart on page 5 showing the consumer losses at casinos for […]

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Two Kentucky Areas Expand Alcohol Sales

Don Cole, executive director of the Kentucky Ethics League recently reported on various alcohol-related initiatives voted on by citizens in local communities on May 17. Here’s his report: I wanted to share the results of the alcohol option elections which took place in 3 Kentucky cities on May 17, 2011. As usual, there is more […]

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Study says U.S. gay population at 3.5 percent

The University of California, Los Angeles, has released an interesting new study that puts the American homosexual population at 3.5 percent of the total population. The study is significant because it helps give greater perspective to some of the social issues related to the definition of marriage that our society is dealing with today. Click […]

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League Reports on Alcohol, Legislative Issues

The KBC Committee on Public Affairs has recently received the following information from Don Cole, executive director of the Kentucky League on Alcohol and Gambling Programs (Kentucky Ethics League), regarding upcoming alcohol sales expansion petitions in Kentucky and legislation pending in the General Assembly: OWENTON — Efforts to expand the availability of alcohol in Owenton […]

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House Committee Kills Ultrasound Bill

Senate Bill 9, the Ultrasound/Informed Consent bill, went down to defeat in the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee today. This marks the seventh year in a row that similar measures to give a woman considering an abortion the opportunity to see an ultrasound of her developing baby before making a final decision have been […]

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Four Pro-life Bills Killed; SB 9 Still Alive

It was no particular surprise but four pro-life bills were killed by the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee yesterday. The one silver lining is that Senate Bill 9 is still in play. This bill would require an abortionist to give a woman considering an abortion the opportunity to see an ultrasound of her developing […]

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Committee Switches Bills for Hearings

Here’s an update to today’s earlier post. We now understand that rather than Senate Bill 9 (the Ultrasound Consent bill) and House Bill 215 (a bill to prohibit abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy) the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee will hold its hearings on two different abortion bills on Thursday. According to […]

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Pro-life Bills May Die Thursday, Call Today!

Senate Bill 9 and House Bill 215 may be heard and killed in the Kentucky House Health and Welfare Committee on Thursday. Please pray that legislators will allow these bills to come to the floor of the House to receive a fair hearing and vote. And, if you haven’t done so already, please contact your […]

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Alcohol Expansion Petitions Being Filed

The KBC Committee on Public Affairs has recently received the following report from Don Cole, executive director or the Kentucky League on Alcohol and Gambling Programs (Kentucky Ethics League), regarding upcoming alcohol sales expansion petitions in Kentucky: The Kentucky League on Alcohol & Gambling Problems has been informed that a petition for a local option […]

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Arrogance of Pro-abortion Leaders Appalling

The level of arrogance among pro-abortion legislators in Kentucky is appalling. As has been the case for the past six years, the House Committee on Committees has assigned several pro-life bills – SB 9, HB 215, HB 243, and others — to the House Health and Welfare Committee for the express purpose of killing them […]

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Would You Lift a Finger to Save a Life?

Sometimes an issue is complicated. Sometimes it’s hard to know what action to take even when you have a strong sense of what is right or wrong about an issue. Sometimes issues are painted in shades of gray rather than in black and white. Guess what? This isn’t one of those times. If you support […]

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Pro-life Rallies Set for State Capitol on Feb. 3

Feb. 3 will be a special day at the state capitol building in Frankfort as citizens opposed to abortion make their voices heard in special events at the state Capitol Building. Up first at 10 a.m. will be a rally on the Capitol Building steps featuring Kentucky women who regret their abortions and believe they […]

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Preachers Invited To State Capitol on Feb. 8

A “Preachers’ Day at the State Capitol” is being planned for Feb. 8 for pastors, church staff members, evangelists and others in ministry interested in learning about moral issues that are before the 2011 General Assembly. The event at the State Capitol Building in Frankfort is being sponsored by the God and Country Ministry led […]

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She’s Having a Fetus!

Sometime the discussion about abortion gets caught up in euphemisms and word play which serves to disguise, soften or sanitize what is really going on in our country today. Take a look at this rhetoric when placed in the context of an imagined but quite realistic setting in this excellent blog post published last year […]

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‘Instant Racing’ Ruling Being Appealed

A circuit judge’s ruling last month that said it was okay to use slot machine-like devices to bet on old horse races is being appealed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals by the Family Foundation of Kentucky. Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled Dec. 28 in an opinion sought by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and […]

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