Kentucky: An oasis for refugees in a sea of Southern indifference

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Given the recent Kim Davis religious homophobe saga, most of America probably thinks all Kentuckians are a bunch of crackpot bigoted right wing lunatics.

But look at this map of the states that have taken the highest percentage of refugees. There are a lot of caring people in the state and it it would be inexcusable to let Davis become the poster child for Kentucky Christians.

Here’s the mission statement of Kentucky Refugee Ministries:

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.

  • To compassionately welcome and serve the world’s displaced people.

  • To encourage the hope that lives within each human being by providing an atmosphere of hospitality, responsiveness, mutual respect, trust and tolerance.

  • To be known for our reliability, resourcefulness, partnerships and comprehensive services.

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