Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Blaine Adamson, the T-shop printer in Lexington has been dragged through the court system for six years, Why? Simply for refusing to print a message that violated his religious beliefs. Adamson is now in the Kentucky Supreme Court defending his First Amendment rights.  Religious freedom and conscience rights are protected by the Constitution and now Gov. Bevin is siding with Adamson in a friend of the Court brief. Steve Pitt, Gov. Bevin’s attorney said  “This …. tests whether Kentucky’s history of safeguarding freedom of conscience will continue or be curtailed.  Requiring Hands-On’s owners to engage in speech with which they disagree is a violation of their freedom of conscience."  Pitt is exactly right. Regardless of where you might stand, freedom of conscience is a cornerstone freedom and we should be glad our Governor is on the right side.