The notoriously anti-gay hate group the Liberty Counsel is threatening to sue the state of Kentucky over a year-old policy that prohibits anti-gay comments to youths at the state’s juvenile detention centers after a Baptist “Minister” declared that he could not adhere to the state law.
On July 7, Pastor David Wells was asked to leave the Warren Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Bowling Green after Wells told state officials that he couldn’t comply with their April 2014 anti-discrimination policy requiring “fair and equal treatment without bias” for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex juveniles.” Under the policy, detention center staff and volunteers cannot tell the juveniles “that they are abnormal, deviant, sinful or that they should change their sexual orientation or gender identity,”
Restricting the free speech of a Baptist minister is a violation of the federal and state constitutions, Liberty Counsel attorney Richard Mast Jr. “It is not ‘hatred’ or ‘bias’ to lovingly point out the harms of homosexuality, and the power of Christ to change lives, should the occasion require it,”
Christ’s Ambulance Chasers, The Liberty Counsel also represents Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who is being sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage last month.
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