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A Year in Jail 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 state’s 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 Amendment’s 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 Atheists’ 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.

http://www.alternet.org/belief/year-jail-not-believing-god-h...

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I do not believe this article.

Obviously, our oppressive government would be more likely to imprison a person for BELIEVING in God, not the other way round. That's what communism is all about.

This is not accurate at all

I would disagree with any law that forced any beliefs upon anyone but this one, as bad as it is in its own right, does nothing of the sort.
The "whereas's" in a bill are quite meaningless and don't become part of the law. And a legislature deciding to acknowledge God on public buildings is fine because it does nothing to establish a religion, which would be unconstitutional.
Please read the actual law if you care to see how off-base this really is. Again, if it were true it would be bad so this isn't a defense of this false story.