The mission of the KBHC
is to offer hope to those in the deepest emotional pain.
Pedreira, who is a lesbian, was hired to be a family counselor by KBHC that year.
Six months later, Pedreira was summarily handed a pink slip after KBHC officials saw a photo of her and her partner taking part in an AIDS walk.
Fortunately, Pedreira said she didn't go through this experience with KBHC to let that happen.
Since KBHC fired her, she has become the human face for more than one civil rights campaign.
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While the future of the line is still not assured the KBHC
believes that others will follow the Postsecret lead and help keep the line from being turned off.
We'd like to raise enough money in the next three to four year that we can tell the state: `Keep your money, we'll still serve your kids,'" KBHC
President William Smithwick told the Kentucky Baptist Convention in November.
He ruled that Americans United and the ACLU could proceed with their claim that government funding of KBHC
violates the separation of church and state, as the facility may be found to be "pervasively sectarian.
Co-workers at the KBHC happened to see the photo at the state fair and reported their discovery to Jack Cox, Pedreira's supervisor and the agency's program director.
23, 1998, after refusing to resign or accept a demotion, Pedreira was fired by the KBHC on the grounds that her sexual orientation was in conflict with the religious identity of the facility.