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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 04:55 PM

A Year in Jail for Not Believing in God? How Kentucky is Persecuting Atheists (Wil Wheaton post)

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wilwheaton:

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 Amendment’s separation of church and state.

Fuck everything about this, and fuck everyone who claims there’s some kind of “war on religion” in the United States.

Signed,

An Atheist.

@_@ What Wil said.

With love,

Another Atheist.

http://therealallyblue.tumblr.com/post/36534253596/a-year-in-jail-for-not-believing-in-god-how-kentucky

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WillParkinson Nov 2012 OP
valerief Nov 2012 #1
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #2
losangeleslibker Dec 2012 #3
cynatnite Dec 2012 #4
A HERETIC I AM Jan 2013 #6
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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 05:08 PM

1. Here's the alternet link.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:06 PM

2. Sometimes, I have the breath taken out of me.

This is one of those times. That no one in KY courtrooms seems to be able to see that the separation of church and state are being abused here is amazing.

But with that said, I did not see anything in the article that justified the headline---which made it sound as if I could be jailed in KY if I were to state that I do not believe in god. And that is not quite what this is about, although if I were in charge of displaying that plaque, I guess I would be jailed.

I have to agree with you though, that this so-called war on religion is just another rallying call for the fundies, and has no basis in truth.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:44 PM

3. I'm so thankful

that I live in California and not some loony red Bible Belt state like Kentucky.

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Response to losangeleslibker (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:08 AM

4. A lot of good Dems and progressives live in red bible belt states. n/t

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Response to losangeleslibker (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:48 AM

6. You've obviously never been to Kern County. n/t

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:07 PM

5. I would install an electric meter in the office.

The plaque would proclaim that God was the 4 forces of nature, and one could behold one of these powers at the nearby meter.

That'd piss them off and fulfill the legal requirements.

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