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Bevin’s promotion of Christianity violates the Constitution, devalues people

Oct 18, 2019

By Monica L. Miller

In the four years he has served as the governor of Kentucky, Matthew G. Bevin has flouted his state and federal constitutional obligations to keep church and state differentiated. As legal director at the American Humanist Association, I sent a letter to the governor, admonishing him for repeatedly running afoul of the state and federal Constitutions.

Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state” — enshrined in our Establishment Clause of the First Amendment — mandates a secular government that neither favors nor discriminates against religion. Bevin does not adhere to this command.

In October 2018, and again just last month, Bevin promoted “Bring Your Bible to School Day” in a video on his official Twitter feed. (The manufactured holiday is one of the flagship events of Focus on the Family, a Christian organization).

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