Press Releases

Paducah City Commission Considers Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Language
Date: December 19, 2017
Contact: Richard Nelson (270) 271-2713


Paducah, KY—  A Kentucky organization that advocates for religious freedom is asking the Paducah City Commission to drop sexual orientation and gender identity language from its proposed revision of the human rights ordinance. Richard Nelson, executive director of the Commonwealth Policy told Greg Dunker on his Tuesday morning radio program that the ordinance isn't needed. 
"How many documented cases of this kind of discrimination are going on in Paducah?" Nelson asked. "If there is no discrimination going on, why is the language needed?" Nelson points out that including sexual orientation and gender identity into local human rights laws is often used to coerce and bully those run their business according to their religious principles.
Bakers, florists and photographers have been fined and some threatened with jail time for refusing to provide their goods or services for homosexual weddings. "To be clear, we're not talking about declining service to an individual," Nelson said. "We're talking about an event that many believe to have religious significance." He added that "nobody is for unjust discrimination, but what about the unjustly punishing business owners for their deeply held religious convictions?"


CPC's Exclusive Interview with Gov. Bevin May 30, 2017 by Richard Nelson

TITLE: CPC's Exclusive Interview with Gov. Bevin
DATE:  May 30, 2017
CONTACT: Richard Nelson (270) 271-2713
NOTE: Video Clips also available

(Frankfort, Ky) Gov. Matt Bevin gave CPC Executive Director Richard Nelson an exclusive interview at the Governor's Mansion.  They discussed significant legislative progress in the historic 2017 legislative session and continuing challenges facing Kentucky including: state pensions, tax modernization, adoption and foster care reform among other issues.

The interview also delved into the topic of media bias, fake news and the ongoing feud with a few reporters. Individual video clips related to each topic are below. The entire interview is at the bottom.

Feel free to use any or all of the video clips. However, if you use any portion of the interview, please acknowledge the Commonwealth Policy Center as the source and please let us know that you'll be using them.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin on Citizens Being Engaged in Government

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin on the Pension System

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin on Putting Children First in Foster Care

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin on Foster Care and Adoption

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin on the Media

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin on Pro-Life Legislation

An Interview with Governor Matt Bevin

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