Atheist group suing the state of Kentucky over a law proclaiming God’s all-important role in protecting the state from homeland security threats.
“Because I have called and you refused to listen, I have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,because you have ignored all my counsel and would have none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when terror strikes you, when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you.
Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD, they would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,and have their fill of their own devices.
For the simple are killed by their turning away, and the complacency of fools destroys them” – Proverbs 1:24-32
Idiocy knows no boundaries in this day and age of terror, corruption and tyranny. While the world reels in the aftermath of yet ANOTHER Jihadist massacre, this time in India over the Thanksgiving weekend – the Secularists and Atheists in this country are busy waging their own stupid jihad – against God, and any reference of Him in conjunction with our safety and security.
Of course the good people of Kentucky would quickly shout down this tiny and miserably angry group of miscreants that have nothing better to do but strip free exercise from Americans, which is why these cretins always run to the courts to have their religion crammed down our throats by having our right to acknowledge God stripped from us by the pound of a gavel.
One must wonder why God in His benevolent mercy, keeps the hedge of protection up around us when the systematic effort to remove God from our lives, our practice and our acknowledgment goes on unabated and relatively unchallenged by the church and the faith themselves.
At some point, Proverbs 1 is going to play out here on this soil again, and in that day – God will have every right to laugh and mock us in the day of our terror and calamity and refuse to hear our petitions for aid.
Who is going to stand up for God and oust these meddling tyrants from interfering with our rights to worship and acknowledge God in all our ways and institutions?
God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”
(AP) A group of atheists filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to remove part of a state anti-terrorism law that requires Kentucky’s Office of Homeland Security to acknowledge it can’t keep the state safe without God’s help.
American Atheists Inc. sued in state court over a 2002 law that stresses God’s role in Kentucky’s homeland security alongside the military, police agencies and health departments.
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.
The plaque, posted at the Kentucky Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort, includes the Bible verse: “Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”
“It is one of the most egregiously and breathtakingly unconstitutional actions by a state legislature that I’ve ever seen,” said Edwin F. Kagin, national legal director of Parsippany, N.J.-based American Atheists Inc. The group claims the law violates both the state and U.S. constitutions.
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.”
Kentucky has been at the center of a series of legal battles involving religious issues in recent years, most involving displays of the Ten Commandments in public buildings. One case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in 2005 that such displays inside courthouses in two counties were unconstitutional.
Kentucky isn’t the only state dealing with religious issues, but Ed Buckner, president of American Atheists, said it’s alone in officially enlisting God in homeland security.
“I’m not aware of any other state or commonwealth that is attempting to dump their clear responsibility for protecting their citizens onto God or any other mythological creature,” Buckner said.
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.