Sen. McConnell Discusses Social Issues in Religious Forum

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- A religious setting for a Christian forum at Eastwood Baptist Church Thursday.

Topics ranged from same-sex marriage, to the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Ruling to abortion.

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky made it no secret, he supports traditional marriage and is pro-life, citing how an increase in technology supports a pro-life platform.

"I think in this particular instance, it's been a great aid to the pro-life movement across the country and you do see in the polling shifting views as you indicated in this direction," said McConnell.

The event was hosted by three evangelical leaders from around the state.

One of which cited his concern about McConnell's democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.

"One of the most regrettable things about this campaign thus far is the fact that we do not have very clear statements on any number of very urgent and crucial issues from Mrs. Grimes. I certainly hope we get those answers in short order," said R. Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Institute.

Grimes was invited to the event but didn't attend.

"I think it was noteworthy that my opponent had an invitation to be at the event this morning and chose not to be. On that set of issues we were discussing this morning I think there is a pretty clear difference of opinion," said McConnell.

Grimes' campaign released this statement when asked about the Secretary of State not being there.

"Throughout her life, Alison's strong commitment to public service has guided her personally and professionally as she works to ensure all Kentuckians have a voice. Her faith is deeply important to her daily life and grounds her work to serve the greater good."

This is the first of three religious forums. There will be two more later this month in Louisville and Somerset. This is all ahead of the big showdown next week where Grimes and McConnell will be together at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Forum.

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