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29 November 2008 16:27
 

Lawmaker to Homeland Security: Don’t forget to credit God for keeping Kentuckians safe
11/28/2008 @ 5:32 pm
Filed by RAW STORY

A lawmaker is upset with his state’s Department of Homeland Security for its lack of credit to a “higher power” for its work in protecting the state’s citizens.

Kentucky State Rep. Tom Riner, a Southern Baptist minister who helped establish a requirement that the federally funded agency credit God with keeping the state safe, is upset that under Gov. Steve Beshear, the department’s 2008 annual report did not do so.

“We certainly expect it to be there, of course,” Riner, of Louisville, told the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Among the requirements of the 2006 anti-terror law is that a plaque be placed in the department’s Emergency Operations Center. Part of the statement on the plaque reads: “The safety and security of the Commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon Almighty God.”

“This is recognition that government alone cannot guarantee the perfect safety of the people of Kentucky,” Riner added. “Government itself, apart from God, cannot close the security gap. The job is too big for government.”

“I will not try to supplant almighty God,” said Homeland Security chief Thomas Preston. “All I do is try to obey the dictates of the Kentucky General Assembly. I really don’t know what their motivation was for this. They obviously felt strongly about it.”

I assume that the Rev. Riner, Southern Batshit minister, blames god for 911.

 
 
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30 November 2008 05:40
 

Rev. Riner has a good point.
I was wondering why them El-Kaider fellers hadn’t blown up the great state of Kentucky yet, it being the shining center of Western civilization.

Praise Jeebus or Imshallah, depending on your preferred brand of lunacy.

 
 
 
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30 November 2008 11:07
 

Ah shucks, I posted this in the politics forum before I saw this. Oh well, it’s good to spread the “good news” once in a while!  red face

Like I said, this is the kind of crazy shit you get when you mingle church and state. And I suppose Kentucky as been safe from them thar “El-Kaider fellers” cause attacking Kentucky would be a waste of time. Kentuckians seem to be doing just fine with their own brand of theocracy.

 
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30 November 2008 11:24
 

Yeppers, the almighty’s been all mighty busy lately… protectin’ Kentucky and stoppin’ them dad-burn gays ferm marryin’. Ole rev rep. Riner best git busy scribblin’ a thank-you note to the Lard.

 
 
 
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rab - 03 December 2008 08:35 PM

UPDATE!

“It is one of the most egregiously and breathtakingly unconstitutional actions by a state legislature that I’ve ever seen,” said Edwin F. Kagin, national legal director of Parsippany, New Jersey-based American Atheists Inc. The group claims the law violates both the state and U.S. constitutions.

The sound of reason.

 
 
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Beam - 03 December 2008 08:43 PM

“It is one of the most egregiously and breathtakingly unconstitutional actions by a state legislature that I’ve ever seen,” said Edwin F. Kagin, national legal director of Parsippany, New Jersey-based American Atheists Inc. The group claims the law violates both the state and U.S. constitutions.

I would say Mr. Kagin is understating the situation, given that the first 10 words of the Bill of Rights are:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion

Clue for the fundies:  I know it was the KY legislature and not the Congress here, but after the CSA lost the war, we passed the 14th Amendment, making the 1st Amendment applicable to the states.

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teuchter - 03 December 2008 08:50 PM

...I know it was the KY legislature…

 
 
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03 December 2008 16:16
 

Although, this statement shouldn’t slow down a troglodyte politician from South Carolina—

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion

from the official web page of Sen. Jim DeMint, Reptile, South Carolina:

December 2, 2008 - Greenville, S.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) made the following statement on the opening of the new Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) in Washington, D.C. He recently fought to include prominent displays of our national motto, “In God We Trust,” and the Pledge of Allegiance within the CVC. The Architect of the Capitol has also been instructed to consider the rich faith heritage of our Nation when selecting the content of any future display.

The Capitol Visitor Center is designed to tell the history and purpose of our nation’s Capitol, but it fails to appropriately honor our religious heritage that has been critical to America’s success,” said Senator DeMint. “While the Architect of the Capitol has pledged to include some references to faith, more needs to be done. You cannot accurately tell the history of America or its Capitol by ignoring the religious heritage of our Founders and the generations since who relied on their faith for strength and guidance.

Thank you, Senator, for protecting and defending our Constitution, except for those pesky parts.

He added, further on his press release:

“The current CVC displays are left-leaning and in some cases distort our true history. Exhibits portray the federal government as the fulfillment of human ambition and the answer to all of society’s problems. This is a clear departure from acknowledging that Americans’ rights ‘are endowed by their Creator’ and stem from ‘a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence.’ Instead, the CVC’s most prominent display proclaims faith not in God, but in government. Visitors will enter reading a large engraving that states, ‘We have built no temple but the Capitol. We consult no common oracle but the Constitution.’ This is an intentional misrepresentation of our nation’s real history, and an offensive refusal to honor America’s God-given blessings.

Yessiree Bob.  In the Congressional Visitor’s Center, you wouldn’t want to express confidence in government, or unduly exalt the United States Constitution over the god of the Southern Batshit Convention.  In a stemwinding conclusion to his press release, Sen. DeMint added:

The fundamental principles of the freedom we enjoy in this country stem from our Founding Fathers’ beliefs in a higher power, beliefs put forth in the Declaration of Independence and manifest throughout our Constitution,” said Senator DeMint. “If we cease to acknowledge this fact, we may cease to enjoy some of the freedoms we take for granted. We must not censor historical references to God for the sake of political correctness. And we must truthfully represent the limited form of government the Constitution lays out so that our ‘government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.’ So help us God.”

That would be the “fundamental principles of the freedom we enjoy in this country” except the freedom enshrined in the first ten words of the Bill of Rights: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion

 
 
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04 December 2008 06:19
 

This is an intentional misrepresentation of our nation’s real history, and an offensive refusal to honor America’s God-given blessings.

Ever notice that when right-wing, Xian douchebags talk about our ‘real’ history one tiny detail is always left out:... The fact that there were people here before the Pious arrived.
Apparently god didn’t give a fuck about them.


Adolf was right, who remembers a million dead Armenians?