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  • Sexual harassment: Ky. Gov.'s 'moral clarity' commended

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, November 09, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Amid sexual abuse and harassment scandals involving a bevy of politicians, entertainers and journalists, Kentucky's outspoken evangelical governor has called for the resignation of all state officials who have settled sexual harassment lawsuits.

    Within days of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's statement -- which drew praise from Kentucky resident and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. -- Kentucky's Republican Speaker of the House resigned his leadership post and another GOP House member was temporarily relieved of his chairmanship of a key board. Both legislators admitted settling sexual harassment lawsuits and apologized for moral shortcomings while denying legal wrongdoing. Read More

  • Seminary VP named to Ky. adoption/foster care post

    by Tom Latek/Kentucky Today, posted Thursday, May 04, 2017 (9 months ago)

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a seminary vice president, Daniel S. Dumas, to oversee the revamping of the state's adoption and foster care system.

    Dumas, senior vice president for institutional administration at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, and his wife Jane have two adopted sons, Aidan and Elijah. Read More

  • Step out of comfort zones for foster care, Bevin says

    by Charissa Crotts, posted Thursday, April 27, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin urged 300 attendees during a Woman's Auxiliary luncheon at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to step out of their comfort zones and get involved with foster care and adoption. Glenna and her husband, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, have adopted four children from Ethiopia and have pledged to improve the state's foster care system. Read More

  • Ky. puts focus on Bible with new laws, executive action

    by Tom Latek/Kentucky Today, posted Thursday, April 13, 2017 (10 months ago)

    Having declared 2017 the Year of the Bible, Gov. Matt Bevin has now signed two bills into law to make clear to teachers and administrators that Scripture is welcome in Kentucky public schools. Read More

  • Ky. religious expression bill clears final hurdle

    by Tom Latek/Kentucky Today, posted Tuesday, March 07, 2017 (one year ago)

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    FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Students would be able to express religious and political viewpoints in public schools and on college campuses without interference from administrators under a bill that cleared its final legislature hurdle Monday (March 6) and was headed to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin to be signed into law.

    State Sen. Albert Robinson, R-London, said he decided to sponsor Senate Bill 17 after a Johnson County elementary schools removed biblical references from a presentation of "Charlie Brown's Christmas Carol" in 2015. Read More

  • Gov. Bevin honored by Ky. Baptists

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, February 10, 2017 (one year ago)

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    FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Gov. Matt Bevin has been honored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention for his leadership in getting laws passed to protect the state's children, including the unborn.

    Paul Chitwood, executive director of the 750,000-member KBC, presented Bevin the "Guardian of Life Award" at a rally in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday (Feb. 8) afternoon.

    Last month, Bevin signed two major pro-life bills into law -- one that requires women to undergo ultrasounds before having abortions and another that bans late-term abortions. Read More

  • Ky. governor explains 'easy part' of job

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Monday, May 09, 2016 (one year ago)

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    FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- From his first day as governor of Kentucky, Matt Bevin's inbox has been piling up. Notes, letters, emails, texts -- all from conservative Christians who at last feel represented. Many of them include a well-known snippet from the book of Esther: For such a time as this.

    Bevin was sworn in as the third Republican governor of Kentucky since World War II, a Tea Party conservative who defeated Democratic candidate Jack Conway in November 2015. "People think it must be daunting, dealing with all these people, making all these big decisions," Bevin told Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Magazine in his office inside the state capitol in Frankfort. Read More

  • Ky. governor's stance stymies Planned Parenthood

    by Kristen Lowry/Kentucky Today, posted Monday, February 01, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Planned Parenthood stopped performing abortions at a Louisville clinic after Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin objected to violations of state law.

    The organization had begun offering abortions during the week of Jan. 18 but when that news was made public on Thursday, Jan. 28, Bevin reacted harshly.

    "They are openly and knowingly operating an unlicensed abortion facility in clear violation of the law," the governor said in a statement. "We will use the full force of the commonwealth to ... Read More

  • Ky. Gov.-elect stands with Kim Davis

    by David Roach, posted Monday, November 09, 2015 (2 years ago)

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Kentucky's governor-elect has promised to remove county clerks' names from marriage licenses in an effort to safeguard the religious liberty of clerks who object to issuing licenses for same-sex couples.

    Matt Bevin, who will become Kentucky's second Republican governor in four decades when he takes office in December, told reporters Nov. 6 he disagrees with outgoing Democratic Gov. ... Read More