Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Proud Day...Sort Of...

Remember last year when people finally noticed that the law establishing the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security included language which claimed that the state was dependent on God for its safety? (If the state of Kentucky depends on God for security, why even bother having an Office of Homeland Security?) Well, Franklin Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate smote that down yesterday, finding in favor of American Atheists in a lawsuit that sought to remove the religious language from the law.

I'd say that this is a glorious day for Kentucky...except that no less a personage than Jack Conway, our state's Attorney General, argued in court in favor of the law. In essence he claimed that by failing to allow blatantly religious wording in legal documents we run the risk of turning into a "secular society". Apparently he's forgotten that the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment demands that we have a secular government. I guess it's asking too much to expect the state Attorney General to have basic working knowledge of the Constitution...

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