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God is Kentucky's First Line of Defense

Sunday, November 30, 2008 3 comments

A Kentucky law from 2006 says the state Office of Homeland Security lists its initial duty as "stressing the dependence on Almighty God as being vital to the security of the Commonwealth." It details that Homeland Security is ordered to publicize God's protection in reports and post a plaque outside the entrance to the state Emergency Operations Center. The plaque must be an 88-word statement that begins, "The safety and security of the Commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon Almighty God."

This was accomplished by a State Representative who is also a Baptist minister. He added this to a floor amendment which was approved overwhelmingly. He said "The time and energy spent crediting God are appropriate."

He also adds "This is recognition that government alone cannot guarantee the perfect safety of the people of Kentucky... Government itself, apart from God, cannot close the security gap. The job is too big for government."

Of course there is opposition. A State Senator says that Homeland Security should worry about public safety threats instead of preaching religious homilies. She also says "It's very sad to me that we do this sort of thing...It takes away from the seriousness of the public discussion over security, and it clearly hurts the credibility of this office if it's supposed to be depending on God, first and foremost."


3 comments: to “ God is Kentucky's First Line of Defense so far...

  • RightMichigan.com December 1, 2008 at 8:47 AM

    SWEETNESS! If it passes it won't last, but SWEETNESS!

    And very appropriate.


  • MikeT December 1, 2008 at 2:21 PM

    What makes them think that the Almighty has any interest in saving this republic in its current state?

  • Craig December 1, 2008 at 3:26 PM


    It passed in 2006.


    I am not sure if it is an interest issue or rather recognizing God's sovereignty. I think they are trying to acknowledge that God is more powerful and it is His will regardless of the government. You do make an interesting point about our current state. However I try to refrain from making statements about judgment because it could lead to "God allowed 9/11" or hurricane Katrina because of our current state and I don't know where I stand on that.

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