Kentucky revokes credentials for calling homosexuality sinful.
The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice has revoked the volunteer credentials of a local pastor after he did not feel comfortable with signing an agreement not to refer to homosexuality as sinful.
“Volunteers shall not refer to juveniles by using derogatory language in a manner that conveys bias towards or hatred of the LGBTQI community. DJJ staff, volunteers, interns, and contractors shall not imply or tell LGBTQI juveniles that they are abnormal, deviant, sinful, or that they can or should change their sexual orientation or gender identity,” the “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” policy reads.
David Wells, a pastor with Pleasant View Baptist Church in McQuady, has been volunteering at the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center for the past 10 years, ministering to troubled youth. But after he stated that he could not sign a new policy enacted last year about homosexuality and transgenderism, his volunteer status was revoked.