Kentucky: A Year in Jail for Not Believing in God?

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    More: A Year in Jail for Not Believing in God? How Kentucky is Persecuting Atheists | Alternet

    American Atheists vs. KY Homeland Security

    Lawmaker in Kentucky Mixes Piety and Politics - The New York Times
     
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    Scary. Sounds as crazy as Sharia law to me.
     
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    What exactly do you have to do to violate the law and earn 12 months in jail?

    The article is totally unclear on this point.

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    It appears the sponsor of the law is a Democrat.

    How 'bout them apples? :lol:


    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/us/04louisville.html

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    Yes, the sponsor is a Democrat Baptist minister, but religious nuts come in all political types.
     
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    I find this hard to believe.
     
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    So do I, but you can Google several other articles about it from various sources.
     
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    IF they law is as portrayed only a person convicted under it would have standing to challenge it's constitutionallity, in which case it would probably be overturned. In any case the establishment clause wouldn't apply, it would be the free exercise clause that would get it overturned.
     
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    Good because it's not true.
     
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