Tag Archives: Committee on Public Affairs

Here are the Voting Details on the Casino Bill

Here’s how Kentucky senators voted on the casino gambling bill yesterday. Senate Bill 151, which would have given Senate approval to placing a constitutional amendment on the November ballot allowing up to seven casinos across the Commonwealth, needed to receive 23 votes (three-fifths of the senators) in order to move the proposal along to the […]

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KBC Leaders Write Senators Re: Casinos

Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders sent a letter on Friday to all Kentucky state senators outlining the KBC’s opposition to proposals to expand gambling in the Commonwealth and spelling out some of the reasons all citizens should be concerned about these proposals. The letter is signed by KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood, Committee on Public Affairs […]

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Slot Machines: The Big Gamble

Gov. Steve Beshear has put off submitting his gambling expansion bill for a few more days to allow the courts to settle legislature redistricting issues which have delayed the filing deadline for candidates for General Assembly seats. State senators and representatives are always leery of taking controversial stands before the filing deadline because they want […]

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Big Casino Brother is Watching You

When you see the letters CSI, your first thought might be of the popular television show set in Las Vegas that follows its stars through a “crime scene investigation.” That CSI is fiction but the real-life CSI is much more ominous. It stands for “Casino Share Intelligence” and describes how the ATM vendors at casinos […]

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Gambling Expert: Casinos Will Hurt State

The following is an excerpt of a blog written by Ivan Zabilka*, an expert on the gambling industry’s efforts to bring casinos in Kentucky. It originally appeared on his blog, The Gambling Notepad. Historically casino proponents in Kentucky have resorted to distorting polls and working up biased reports… A former governor, Julian Carroll, once famously […]

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Associations Stand Against Gambling

Two Kentucky Baptist associations have taken action in the past week to oppose gambling expansion efforts: The South District Baptist Association Executive Board voted unanimously Jan. 9 to oppose an expansion of gambling in the Commonwealth and have communicated the association’s stand to area legislators. Jim Clontz serves as director of missions in this association. […]

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Payday Lending Questions Answered

The Kentucky Baptist Convention recently approved a resolution call for the General Assembly to limit the annual interest rate on “payday” type loans to 36 percent. The following answers some of the frequently asked questions about payday lending and about why a cap is needed. The material has been provided by the Center for Responsible […]

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Keene Casino Idea is Bad News for Kentucky

The big gambling corporations are loving Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, after he pre-filed a bill for the 2012 session of the Kentucky General Assembly that would allow local communities to have a local option election to put up a casino in their town or city. This is a terrible idea for many reasons but here […]

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Milburn Delivers Public Affairs Report

In this video, Kentucky Baptist Convention Committee on Public Affairs Chairman Kevin Milburn delivers the 2011 report to messengers attending the KBC Annual Meeting at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion on Nov. 15, 2011. Here’s the written version of his report as it appeared in the 2011 KBC Book of Reports: Committee on Public […]

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Remember to Vote on Tuesday

Election Day in Kentucky is almost here. Remember to vote on Tuesday. Here are two voter information sites that may help you make decisions about the candidates: Vote KY Vote Kentucky U.S.

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‘Life’ More Than a Sunday School Lesson

Kentucky Baptist Convention churches that use Sunday school material from LifeWay Christian Resources focused on sanctity of human life issues during their lesson time today. This happens annually as the Southern Baptist Convention seeks to draw attention to this important topic during January of each year. This year, the KBC Committee on Public Affairs wants […]

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Appeals Court Hears ‘Gay Marriage’ Case

Baptist Press is reporting that a panel for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Monday in a high-profile case that could lead to all 50 states being forced to recognize “gay marriage.” At issue is California Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment passed by voters of that state in 2008 that defines […]

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Make sure you vote on Tuesday!

Voting is one of the great privileges of living in the United States. Every citizen gets to participate in our government and have a say in the decisions that are made that will effect us both now and in the future. Tuesday, Nov. 2, is election day and with many national, state and local offices […]

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