Monday, December 1, 2008

Welcome to Kentucky, now thank God you're alive (it's the law)

Posted on Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 5:17 PM

Here's the lead: "LEXINGTON, Ky. â?? A lawmaker says the state's Homeland Security office should be crediting God with keeping the state safe."

Apparently, in Kentucky that's the law. Really.

State Rep. Tom Riner, a Southern Baptist minister who was instrumental in establishing that requirement in 2006, disapproves of the fact that Homeland Security doesn't currently mention God in its mission statement or on its Web site.

The law passed under former Gov. Ernie Fletcher, who prominently credited God in annual reports to state leaders. But Gov. Steve Beshear's administration didn't credit God in its 2008 Homeland Security report issued last month.

"We certainly expect it to be there, of course," Riner, D-Louisville, told the Lexington Herald-Leader.

I recall reading somewhere once something about a separation of church and state. Silly me.


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