Finally back from the vacation and furiously trying to catch up on things on all fronts. I do promise try to catch up on comments later on, hopefully tonight. So, what’s happening in the world these days?
Well, in Kentucky we find out about an anti-terrorism law that states that Kentucky can not be safe without God. Apparently, God made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. From the article:
Of particular concern is a 2006 clause requiring the Office of Homeland Security to post a plaque that says the safety and security of the state “cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon almighty God” and to stress that fact through training and educational materials.
But Democratic state Rep. Tom Riner, a Baptist minister from Louisville, said he considers it vitally important to acknowledge God’s role in protecting Kentucky and the nation.
“No government by itself can guarantee perfect security,” Riner said. “There will always be this opposition to the acknowledgment of divine providence, but this is a foundational understanding of what America is.”
Well now, apart from being a blatant and blaring example of the violation of the separation of church and state, this could be a great money saving legality. The federal government, recognizing that Kentucky is under the protection of God could remove all homeland security funding from that state, allowing them to contract out protection and security duties to Riner’s imaginary friend. Further, KY will have no further need for police or firemen. We are also read that this is protection acknowledgment.
State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, said the preamble to the Kentucky constitution references a people “grateful to almighty God,” so he said he sees no constitutional violation in enlisting God in the state’s homeland security efforts.
“God help us if we don’t,” he said.
Clearly, Floyd is quite literally a God-fearing man, and I wonder what God has done to him to shake him up like this. I suspect that God needs to be brought in under racketeering charges. Godfather indeed!
Good luck to American Atheists with their lawsuit to repeal this gross constitutional violation.