Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

In the wake of the federal government’s imposition of radical transgender policies, some Kentucky schools are taking steps to protect themselves. Asbury University and the University of the Cumberlands are two schools that have requested exemptions from the rules. These exemptions would allow both universities to receive federal funding for student aid while continuing to hold onto long standing policies on marriage, healthy sexuality which includes keeping boys and girls from rooming together.  The kind of moral revolution we are seeing today is not content to leave dissenters alone. As the solicitor general told the Supreme Court last year, the government wants to review the tax exempt status of schools that practice traditional moral values. This puts federal policy on a collision course with religious liberty and Kentuckians may see the fireworks sooner than we think.