An open letter to Gov. Matt Bevin

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Dear Governor Bevin,

As you prepare to transition back to the private sector, I suspect the change is happening with mixed emotions. You are likely glad to get back to a more normal life while at the same time you are probably aware of much work that needs to be finished.

As you prepare to leave office, I want to take a moment to thank you for several of your accomplishments over these past four years. Romans 13:1-7 instructs followers of Christ that God gave government to protect the innocent and bring evil doers to justice. Much of the work of your administration appears to have been guided by principles that are consistent with Scripture and important to Kentucky Baptists.

Thank you for working to protect the lives of the unborn. Your conviction that every life is created in the image of God is evident. You have worked with the General Assembly to protect human life at every phase of life. We are especially grateful for the many laws protecting the unborn your administration has worked to pass and defend.

Thank you also for your work to care for Kentucky’s foster children and orphans. Your leadership in bringing reform for those in state care is commendable. Your personal example of caring for orphans is an inspiration to those who care for children caught in less than ideal circumstances.

We are also grateful for your protection of religious liberty. You have been fully open about your own faith and have worked to protect the rights of others who strive to live according to their faith. It has been refreshing to have a voice in Frankfort who was not afraid to bring his personal faith into the public square.

Thank you for your service as the 62nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. May the Lord provide a season of refreshment for you and your family in the weeks and months ahead.

Blessings to you,
Todd Gray

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