Tag Archives: KBC

Time Running Out to Cap Payday Lending

The following is a re-post of a recent blog from KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood on the important issue of payday lending. With time running out in this year’s Kentucky General Assembly session, a bill to cap payday loans at 36 percent is stalled in a House committee. Call Now to Support Payday Lending Cap […]

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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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Casino Bill Goes Down to Defeat

The Kentucky Senate has voted 21-16 to defeat a proposal that could have led to as many as seven casinos operating to drain the Kentucky economy of more than a billion dollars each year. Many thanks are owed to all of those courageous senators who stood up to the tremendous pressure that was exerted by […]

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Resolution Opposes Gambling Expansion

The Crittenden Baptist Association recently approved a strongly-worded resolution opposing gambling expansion proposals in the Kentucky General Assembly. Here’s the text: We the churches of the Crittenden Baptist Association, members of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention, do admonish you the legislative and executive branches of this great Commonwealth of Kentucky, to […]

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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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‘Over the River’ Gambling Estimates Inflated

Expanded gambling proponents often talk about the need to recapture Kentucky money going “across the river” to Indiana and Ohio casinos as justification for adding casinos in Kentucky. The flawed logic used to make this claim is that if there are casinos on the Kentucky side of the river, gamblers will stay at home and […]

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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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Casino Prayer Getting Lots of Attention

A prayer by a Kentucky Baptist pastor is getting a lot of attention here in Kentucky these days. Dr. Hershael York, pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort and a former Kentucky Baptist Convention president, had the opportunity to pray just before a joint session of the Kentucky General Assembly on Jan. 17. The […]

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Louisville Abortions Top 3,600 for 2011

According to the latest statistics provided by Right to Life of Louisville (part of Kentucky Right to Life), an estimated 284 abortions were performed at the state’s largest abortion clinic in Louisville in December. That brings the estimated total for the year to 3,651. The abortions were performed at the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in […]

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A Prayer for the Commonwealth

KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood was invited to offer the invocation for a joint session of the General Assembly gathered to hear the governor’s 2012 State of the Commonwealth Address on Jan. 4. Click here to see the video of the entire joint session with the governor’s speech. In part, Dr. Chitwood prayed: Lord let […]

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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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Chitwood to Pray Before Governor’s Speech

Dr. Paul Chitwood, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, will be leading the opening prayer for a joint session of the state General Assembly called to hear the governor’s annual State of the Commonwealth address at 7 p.m. Eastern tonight (Jan. 4) at the state capitol building in Frankfort. The speech will air on […]

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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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KBC Takes Stand on Payday Lending

The Kentucky Baptist Convention, meeting in its annual session Nov. 15 at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, passed a resolution calling for the capping of the interest rate on “payday” type loans at 36 percent. The current loans, which can end up having triple digit interest rates, tend to target the poor and can […]

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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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Churches Invited to ‘Stand’ for Life

January 16 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on the Southern Baptist Convention calendar and churches are encouraged to use this day as an opportunity to help educate their congregations about this important topic. Help is available through an initiative called “The Invitation Stands.” This initiative seeks to build closer relationships between SBC churches and […]

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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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