On the last day of the legislative session, Kentucky lawmakers passed resolutions in both the House and Senate to put the phrase “in the Year of Our Lord” on all simple resolutions and floor citations.
So you can exhale now. The nightmare is finally over.
“It’s important for us to go back to the basics of our U.S. and state constitutions that used that phrase. I’m also trying anywhere and everywhere I can to respect our creator,” said state Sen. Albert Robinson, R-London, who sponsored the Senate measure.
Frank Lovell Jr., a member of Louisville Atheists and Freethinkers, said the measures are not necessary.
“They only serve sectarian purposes. They meet no secular need,” he said.
Lovell is right. There’s no need for this phrase (because the documents are always dated anyway) and Robinson even admits the true nature of his resolution is to promote his beliefs. But Christian politicians will go to absurd lengths to make sure their faith is promoted by the government at every turn.
It may not be worthy of a legal challenge, but it’s just another sign of how weak Christian politicians’ religion must be. It’s like they think their faith will crumble if everyone isn’t constantly bombarded with reminders that Christians have a God.
It’s not even accurate. Year of “our” Lord? Bullshit. He’s not my Lord any more than the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the Lord of all Kentucky politicians just because I say so.
The tradition of the “Year of Our Lord” phrase doesn’t make it any more accurate.
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