Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ultrasound Bill Passes Senate Committee

Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, has passed through a key committee. The legislation would add a requirement to Kentucky’s existing informed-consent law for an ultrasound to be performed and require that the physician simultaneously describe what is seen to the patient. Not performing the ultrasound would result in a penalty of […]

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Chitwood Issues Call to Action on Gambling

LOUISVILLE–Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul Chitwood is making his case against casinos in a double-barreled offensive intended to encourage evangelical Christians to speak out against gambling legislation pending in the General Assembly. A bulletin insert is also available for download. Chitwood is speaking directly to the 750,000 members of the Kentucky Baptist Convention through a […]

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KBC President Hutcheson Advocates for Families Adopting Children Internationally

The following is a press release issued by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.): Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today a bipartisan bill he cosponsored to make it easier for American families to adopt children was signed into law. The Accuracy for Adoptees Act requires federal agencies to defer to and recognize […]

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Letter to the Editor: Reject Gambling

The following letter to the editor appears in the January 16, 2014 edition of the Courier-Journal. The letter was written by James A. Smith, Sr. of Louisville. There are at least two good reasons Kentuckians should reject Gov. Steve Beshear’s latest attempt to introduce casino gambling to our state. First, it’s terrible public policy to […]

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Mohler, Prager, Douthat Set To Share Stage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — Three nationally renowned commentators with differing theological beliefs but common views on American culture will share a stage at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. On Jan. 28, a “Faith and Freedom in the Public Square” forum will feature Southern Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr., nationally syndicated radio show host Dennis Prager […]

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Family Foundation: Gambling measure ‘DOA’

The Family Foundation  of Kentucky had this to say about Gov. Steve Beshear’s latest proposal to expand gambling: LEXINGTON—The Family Foundation said that Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposal in tonight’s State of the Commonwealth address to seek another Constitutional amendment to expand gambling was unrealistic and at odds with many of his other proposals. “The General […]

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Chitwood expresses concern over new gambling push

In response to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth address Jan. 7, Paul Chitwood, executive director-treasurer of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, voiced his concern about the latest push to expand gambling in Kentucky. “I’m disappointed that the governor is again pushing to legalize casinos in our state,” Chitwood said. “This proposal, while garnished […]

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