In 2006, the Kentucky legislature introduced a law that would force the state’s Department of Homeland Security to declare in its training materials that security is unattainable without reliance on “Almighty God.”
American Atheists sued, saying this went against the state and federal Constitutions. A judge agreed with them… but an Appeals Court reversed the ruling on a 2-1 decision. Back in November, AA asked the state Supreme Court to step in and fix the problem.
Now, the state Supreme Court has made their decision. It’s a definitive “Meh.” They don’t even want to look at the case.
The top court issued a brief order dated last week denying a petition to review the case…
Edwin Kagin, national legal director for American Atheists, said he was disappointed with the Supreme Court decision not to review the case. He said he would discuss options with his clients, which include letting the matter drop or bringing a challenge in the federal court system.
“What’s really frightening about this is it’s increasingly clear that these people (proponents of such legislation) want to establish the Christian religion, and they’re getting more and more blatant about it all the time,” he said.
So the Godly language stays. Apparently, the men and women who keep the state safe aren’t worth a damn thing because God’s the one doing all the hard work. And the atheists and Muslims and Hindus and Jews who work in Homeland Security? They’ll have to give deference to the Christian God from the moment they begin their training.