A judge in Kentucky has ruled that, " language that references to a dependence on Almighty God in the law that created the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is akin to establishing a religion, which the government is prohibited from doing in the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions."
It's pretty straightforward that the judge is correct. The language was inserted by a delegate who is also a pastor, to whom the following two quotes are attributed:
"They make the argument ... that it has to do with a religion," Riner said, "and promoting a religion. God is not a religion. God is God." How does a self-professed religious leader understand so little about religion?
"This is no small matter, the understanding that God is real," he said. "There are real benefits to acknowledging Him. There was not a single founder or framer of the Constitution who didn't believe that." Apparently, this guy has never read anything by Jefferson, Franklin, Mason, or a host of other central figures. Attributing pre-rational beliefs to some of the greatest thinkers of the 18th (or any other, for that matter) century in clear contradiction to their own writings really gets my knickers in a twist.