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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  • by Kathy Location: Minnesota on Jun 2, 2009 at 08:46 AM
    Because god is not real, NO gods are real. He is a fairy tale...plain and simple. Christians say he is the alpha and the omega...if that was a fact we wouldn't need Homeland Security at all. Instead you would rather believe in the invisible man in the sky, who by the way is making a mockery of you christians, by not doing what he says he is capable of doing. Why not just hang the sign and be done. If he is all powerful then we really don't need armies. Why not just pray, if he really hears you; again, we do not need armies. I believe christians are serial killers, killing in the name of god, the way they have done since they conjured him up to fill some void that is not reality. The miracle rain that falls on your fields also falls on your Atheist neighbor's field. And I guarantee your Atheist neighbor did not pray for rain! It is not a miracle it is called weather patterns! I agree with other comments too, get an education people!
  • by Renee Location: Floyd Co on Mar 1, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    Who is your creator? Our Heavenly Father is the creator of all! I thank Him for all those who fight for our freedom! Help all our unbelief and strengthen our faith. In Jesus Name
  • by A Location: Lexington on Jan 12, 2009 at 11:58 AM
    Christians postings on this page have strengthened my unbelief. The KKK is founded on christian purity. Kicking us out onto our own island I would actually prefer that way your next holy war wont involve me. The way you all have handled yourselves on this forum is ugly. Your christian views have been nothing but hate and defamation. You all should be ashamed of how you represent yourelf, your religion, and your state. We do not have God to thank for our security. We have hard working individuals fighting for our freedom to live without the fear of others, god and terrorists. The christians on this page sound like back woods white terrorists you would rather see us dead than the religous fanatics that keep us in fear.
  • by Tim Location: Maysville on Jan 8, 2009 at 12:59 PM
    Do we really want GOD out of our country? If you take the time to read the old testament. You will find when the nations replaced GOD; with money, power, greed & the pleasures of the flesh. Being lovers of themselves rather than loving & living a life with GOD. You will notice this is when GOD would send his prophets. The prophets, would warn the kings to repent & bring GOD back in there life's. If the kings choose not to repent, kill the prophets, or throw them in prison. Those nations did fall. If they listened & repented there kingdoms were blessed, & continued to prosper. You might say this is rubbish & came from a book of myths. Or see the bible as a history book of our ancient ancestors. There are many scriptures that say GOD wants you to prove him. Give GOD a chance & He Will prove that he exist & that he exist in YOU! So search GOD with all your heart. & let GOD prove himself to you. What do you have to loose. GOD Bless All & our Great Country.
  • by steven Location: linden,TN. on Jan 4, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    Why is it, that if I object to seeing two men making out on TV, or a viagra commercial during afternoon TV, while my granddaughter is watching, of a Harry potter show, that tries to encourage my young child to believe in black magic, instead of GOD, I am told, you can change the channel or look the other way, Why can't that go both ways. If you don't believe, then look the other way. I think that maybe you do believe and it bothers you so much that you can't bear any reminder of what you are doing or promoting is wrong. It’s called coming under conviction.
  • by Dawn Location: NC on Dec 18, 2008 at 02:35 PM
    @Just Wait and See, Hey guess what! They don't harvest trees from graveyards to make paper! LOL! Good luck with that! LOL!
  • by James Location: Europe on Dec 18, 2008 at 12:04 AM
    Dear LOL, With regards to "being surprised", I'm not losing sleep or worrying. I also don't waste time putting my faith in invisible support networks. A heavily armed man standing guard at the border is infinitely superior to wishful thinking, crossing one's fingers or hoping for intervention from something that almost probably doesn’t exist.
  • by A Kentucky Atheist Location: Blaine, Kentucky on Dec 17, 2008 at 08:28 PM
    Connie in frankfort said: "You who quote the Constitution on separtion of church & state, tell me what paragraph do you read that from?" Madison's original proposal for a bill of rights provision concerning religion read: ''The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretence, infringed.'' The language was altered in the House to read: ''Congress shall make no law establishing religion, or to prevent the free exercise thereof, or to infringe the rights of conscience.'' In the Senate, the section adopted read: ''Congress shall make no law establishing articles of faith, or a mode of worship, or prohibiting the free exercise of religion, . . .'' For those needing clarification: it states the government is not to promote one religion over others (or the lack OF religion). IE: Seperation of church and state.
  • by A Kentucky Atheist Location: Blaine, Kentucky on Dec 17, 2008 at 08:24 PM
    Some of these comments are really disheartening. Stop for a minute and read what some of you folks have typed up. The hatred that has spilled from your finger tips. Not one atheist has said they'd wish death, hell, or even war on a single believer here. Can the believers say the same?
  • by Michael Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 17, 2008 at 02:09 PM
    The first amendment prohibits laws respecting an establishment of religion. A law requires a governmental body to post a sign using the title of a mythical being from established religion(s) and claiming that this mythical creature protects the state, is a law that is respecting an establishment of religion. I don't care which religion it is, they all need to keep their imaginary friends out of our laws.

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