Thursday, December 4, 2008

Atheists Sue, Don't Want God Watching Over Kentucky

Posted By on Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 3:35 PM

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When the state of Kentucky established its office of Homeland Security, it couldn't help but insert a dash of Conspicuous Christianity for the Bible-thumping folks back home. Believe it or not, the office's first duty is to make sure everyone knows it's praising God.

Kentucky law requires the agency to publicize its "dependence on Almighty God as being vital to the security of the Commonwealth." There's no word on whether legislators actually discussed this with God or nailed down the specifics of His duties. Nor have they revealed the terms of His contract. But they do have a plaque in His honor outside the Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort.

So a band of 10 non-religious people, with the help of the American Atheists group, are suing the state, claiming the plaque and the obsequious fealty are way unconstitutional. Now the battle heads to court, where the winner will be declared based on who generates the most billable hours.

When contacted in Heaven, God refused comment on his duties in Kentucky, though He did mention the possibility of revising his divine plan on human fallibility. "I'm not sure Kentucky legislators and atheists can handle free will," He mumbled.

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