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Kentucky, the Gayest State in the Nation?

“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” – Hebrews 13:4

Last week, the Herald Leader newspaper in Lexington reported that Kentucky was the “gayest state in America” and at least one of its columnists and one of its reporters jumped at the opportunity to attack “the virulent homophobes in elected office.”

But there was one major problem… the study they cited was wrong. Barely a day after releasing the study, the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law Williams Institute publicly apologized for using inaccurate data and failing to realize that the incorrect data had been corrected five months ago.

With the corrected data, it is alleged that Kentucky is actually less gay than the national average and tied for the 43rd gayest state (aka 7th least gay state) in America.

As the Herald Leader columnist was forced to admit, “this is embarrassing all around.”

Here are a several big takeaways from the whole fiasco…

  • There are voices within Kentucky media that are more interested in advocating for the LGBTQ agenda than accurate reporting. The Herald Leader columnist admitted writing “without enough due diligence” and publishing her column even though she “thought the results were strange” and it went against her gut.
  • Each of us needs to exercise caution and be responsible with what we post online or spread, especially when it goes against our gut. This is especially true when something sounds too good to be true or is overly convenient for use in making our point.
  • Regardless of whether Kentucky is the least gay or most gay state, that in no way changes the truth about human sexuality that God has clearly defined for us in the Scriptures. Truth is never defined by the shifting opinions of the culture, but always by the enduring and eternal Word of God.


Father, may our culture truly understand that the height of human flourishing only comes by aligning one’s life with the truth of Your Word. Lord, help our nation to never celebrate what You have condemned. Father, may we as Americans honor marriage and celebrate it as the beautiful union that it is. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.