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GUEST POV | Fairness Campaign Rebuts Farm Bureau Point of View

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Recently, WDRB's Bill Lamb took issue with LEO Weekly and its support of a protest against the Kentucky Farm Bureau's discriminatory policies. The action was organized by the Fairness Campaign, ACLU of Kentucky, Jefferson County Teachers Association, and Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice, and this year we were joined by Congressman John Yarmuth, State Representative Attica Scott, congressional candidate Nancy Jo Kemper, and many others.

To read Bill Lamb's original Point of View on this issue, CLICK HERE.

Together, we've made it part of our mission to let customers know that Kentucky Farm Bureau is big on discrimination. Everyone with a Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance policy automatically buys into the discriminatory policies of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and their lobbying firm, which opposes basic LGBT rights, teacher unions and the unionization of farm laborers, a woman's right to choose, an increase in the minimum wage, and more.

It's all available in this 100-page booklet the Kentucky Farm Bureau sends to politicians, but not their own policy holders.  You can download a copy at

Mr. Lamb is upset we've called out Kentucky Farm Bureau for their discriminatory policies. He chalks it up to their running contrary of the gay agenda-a term I haven't heard used since the '90s. Well, Mr. Lamb, most folks have changed a lot since 1996-apparently not you or the Kentucky Farm Bureau, which remains big on discrimination.

I'm Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign, and that's my point of view.

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