Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Atheists Try To Kill God in Kentucky

People push their beliefs on other people. We as Christians are always accused of that, yet I came across a story today that shows how atheist in Kentucky are trying to do the same thing. Since they don't believe in God (which takes a lot more faith than NOT to believe)they don't want God mentioned in any way in Kentucky's Homeland Security office. That to me is pushing their beliefs on me and others who believe in God. I would say that makes them hypocrites, wouldn't you?

Here is the gist of the story, found on Fox News.

A group of atheists filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to remove part of a state anti-terrorism law that requires Kentucky's Office of Homeland Security to acknowledge it can't keep the state safe without God's help.

American Atheists Inc. sued in state court over a 2002 law that stresses God's role in Kentucky's homeland security alongside the military, police agencies and health departments.

Of particular concern is a 2006 clause requiring the Office of Homeland Security to post a plaque that says the safety and security of the state "cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon almighty God" and to stress that fact through training and educational materials.

The plaque, posted at the Kentucky Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort, includes the Bible verse: "Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain."

What I am surprised by, is that fact that both Democrats and Republicans are up in arms about the lawsuit.

But Democratic state Rep. Tom Riner, a Baptist minister from Louisville, said he considers it vitally important to acknowledge God's role in protecting Kentucky and the nation.

"No government by itself can guarantee perfect security," Riner said. "There will always be this opposition to the acknowledgment of divine providence, but this is a foundational understanding of what America is."

State Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, said the preamble to the Kentucky constitution references a people "grateful to almighty God," so he said he sees no constitutional violation in enlisting God in the state's homeland security efforts.

"God help us if we don't," he said.

It is nice to see people set aside political differences to try and leave references to God in where they belong. Let's keep this one in our prayers...and let's not forget to pray for the atheists as well.

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