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Bevin Summons Kentucky Pastors To Private Frankfort Gathering


Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin invited pastors to meet with himin the Governor’s Mansion Monday.

Amid a tight re-election race against Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear, the Republican met with pastors at the mansion with the stated goal of inspiring them to “awaken and motivate a sleeping church.” But critics have been quick to ask whether the governor meant to encourage the attendees to spread politics from the pulpit just weeks ahead of the election.

Guests were asked to RSVP and not record the event, which was described as a “very spiritual time” during which the governor would “share what is on his heart and mind.”

Bevin has courted evangelical and other religious voters who identify as conservative, putting issues like abortion front and center in his campaign.

Louisville Courier Journal contributor Joe Sonka tweeted that he was denied entry to the meeting with pastors. WUKY has reached out to Florida-based Rick Curry Ministries, which hosted the event.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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