I'm sure you've heard of this insidious law in Kentucky, by now. State Rep. Tom Riner, a southern baptist minister, tucked a provision in a homeland security bill in 2006 that lawmakers overwhelmingly approved.
Apparently you don't need intelligence or common sense to hold a government position in America these days. You certainly don't have to adhere to the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
The statement begins, "The safety and security of the Commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon almighty god." Basically, Homeland Security's religious duties come before everything else, including how to spend the millions of dollars ($28 million this year) they get from the federal government and whatever possible threats they might think they have in the middle of nowhere.
"This is recognition that government alone cannot guarantee the perfect safety of the people of Kentucky," Riner, D-Louisville, said. "Government itself, apart from god, cannot close the security gap. The job is too big for government."
So, if New York would have just payed homage to the christian god on their official letterhead, 9-11 would never have happened? Are you freaking CRAZY?
Why on earth do people sheeple vote for insane idiots like Riner? If you replaced "almighty god" with "invincible dragon", Riner would be safely tucked away in a padded room, having happy pills shoved down his gullet. But because he clings to a commonly held fairy tale, Kentuckians happily put him in a position of power. Frightening.
This is such an outrage. What disturbs me deeply though, is that this was passed in 2006 and it's just become a news story now. What other hideous little laws have been passed in the last 8 years that erode our basic rights, that passed completely under the radar?
Thanks, Richard Dawkins, for bringing this to our attention. :)