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Baptist lobbyist available to update churches about Frankfort decisions issues


Tom Troth

FRANKFORT—Kentucky Baptists have an advocate in the state Capitol when it comes to important moral and ethical issues.

Tom Troth, a pastor, lawyer and retired deputy director of the Legislative Research Commission, works on behalf of the 2,400 Kentucky Baptist churches across Kentucky.

Troth is available to share his insights into the world of Kentucky politics with church groups.

“Tom is a strong Christian leader who knows the ins and outs of the Frankfort political system like few others,” said KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood.

Since his appointment in 2015, Troth has labored on behalf of the interests of the state’s largest religious organization that serves more than 750,000 Southern Baptists, as well as Kentucky Baptist associations, agencies and institutions.

“Lobbyists are the norm for organizations working against the interests of people of faith, in my knowledge Kentucky Baptists had never had a lobbyist representing them,” Chitwood said. “As a result, we’ve not had a significant voice on many of the most crucial issues of our day. That has all changed.”

Chitwood said Troth spoke on behalf of Kentucky Baptists on a variety of issues, including new laws passed earlier this year banning late-term abortions and requiring ultrasounds for women seeking the procedure early in their pregnancies. (KBC)

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