My native state has figured out how to solve the problem of atheists -- just legislate them away. The law creating Kentucky's Office of Homeland Security declares that the "security of the Commonwealth" cannot be secured without "reliance on Almighty God."
The language in the 2006 legislation had been inserted by state Rep. Tom Riner, D-Louisville, a pastor of Christ is King Baptist Church in Louisville.
Riner said he planned to ask Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway to seek a reconsideration of the order. Conway has 10 days to do that, and 30 days to appeal.
"They make the argument ... that it has to do with a religion," Riner said, "and promoting a religion. God is not a religion. God is God."
That's some impressive thinking, that is, but it didn't sway Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate, who said the law is akin to establishing a religion. One of its critics called the law