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Judge says no to God reference

August 27, 2009|Times Staff and Wire Reports

It is one thing to trust in God, but quite another to be ordered to rely on protection from above during national emergencies, a judge has ruled.

Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate said in Louisville 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 by the U.S. and Kentucky constitutions.

A spokeswoman for the state attorney general said that he had not decided whether to appeal.

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