Commonwealth Policy Center

For the first time in our state’s history, a Kentucky governor is declaring a month to celebrate controversial and sinful behavior that undermines human flourishing. On the last day of June, Governor Andy Beshear officially proclaimed June as Pride Month in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Governor said, “All Kentuckians deserve the right to fairness, respect, dignity, the right to be heard, and the right to be who they are.” We agree that every human being is made in the image of God and possesses inherent dignity and value. But that doesn’t mean that everything we do is dignifying and right. Gov. Beshear said he’s affirming people for “who they are.” But sometimes, “who we are” isn’t the best version of ourselves that leads to human flourishing.