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Atheists Sue To Get God Out Of Homeland Security

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A group of atheists has filed a lawsuit in
Kentucky seeking to remove God from the state's homeland security
detail.

American Atheists Inc. filed the lawsuit in Frankfort on Tuesday, claiming Kentucky violated the Constitution by enacting a law in 2006 that stresses God's role in protecting the state.

Attorney Edwin F. Kagin called the law "one of the most egregiously and breathtakingly unconstitutional actions" that he has ever seen.

Kentucky Homeland Security Director Thomas Preston declined to
comment on the lawsuit.

Of particular concern to American Atheists is a clause that requires the Office of Homeland Security to post a plaque that says the safety of the state "cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon Almighty God."

The group seeks unspecified financial damages and legal fees.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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