Friday, August 28, 2009

Judge: Ky. can't legislate dependence on God

Judge: Ky. can't legislate dependence on God
By Janet Cappiello Blake, Associated Press Writer
Yahoo! News
August 27, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It is one thing to trust in God, but quite another to be ordered to rely on protection from above during national emergencies, a judge has ruled.

Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate said in Wednesday's decision that references to a dependence on "Almighty God" in the law that created the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is akin to establishing a religion, which the government is prohibited from doing in the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions. Ten Kentucky residents and a national atheist group sued to have the reference stricken.


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