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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:45 AM

 

Prison time for not believing in God?

In Kentucky, a homeland security law requires the state's citizens to acknowledge the security provided by the Almighty God--or risk 12 months in prison.







In Kentucky, a homeland security law requires the stateís citizens to acknowledge the security provided by the Almighty God--or risk 12 months in prison.

The law and its sponsor, state representative Tom Riner, have been the subject of controversy since the law first surfaced in 2006, yet the Kentucky state Supreme Court has refused to review its constitutionality, despite clearly violating the First Amendmentís separation of church and state.

"This is one of the most egregiously and breathtakingly unconstitutional actions by a state legislature that I've ever seen," said Edwin Kagin, the legal director of American Atheists', a national organization focused defending the civil rights of atheists. American Atheistsí launched a lawsuit against the law in 2008, which won at the Circuit Court level, but was then overturned by the state Court of Appeals.


More at:

http://www.alternet.org/belief/year-jail-not-believing-god-how-kentucky-persecuting-atheists

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Response to JKingman (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 07:47 AM

1. Is this about the tenth time we have seen this nonsense in the past week?

Give it up this bullshit meme is not taking off.

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:01 PM

2. Really? Then how about citing it from the Kentucky Revised Statutes?

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