Major Church/State Issues in Kentucky

Here is a list of Ky House and Senate Bills in process and my brief thoughts about each. The links go to the text of the bills so you can review them if you want to see more detail. KY is going crazy. House Bill 128, Creation of Biblical Literacy Course www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/HB128.htm Opposed because this is an opportunity for teachers to preach religion in the classroom. If this course is really for literary purposes, it should include other mythologies and literatures that have impacted our culture as well. House Bill 103, Charter School bill permitting existing private and religious schools into charter schools for the purpose of receiving tax money. www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/HB103.htm Opposed to charter schools because they do not serve the public in the way that public schools do and bleed funds away from the public schools. House Bill 105, Religious Freedom bill prohibiting jail or fines on the basis of denial of services for religious convictions. www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/HB105.htm This is a license for people and businesses to discriminate against LGBT people in particular due to their religious beliefs. House Bill 2, Require Ultrasound before all abortions www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/HB2.htm It’s ridiculous to require women who are exercising their rights to medical treatment to undergo an unnecessary and costly medical procedure. There is no reason for this other than blocking and shaming abortion. House Bill 106, Biological Bathroom Bill, anti transgender www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/HB106.htm...

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