Kentucky law requires Homeland Security credit God

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's Homeland Security office must publicize God's benevolent protection of the state in its reports under the 2006 law that organized the department.

Under the law, Homeland Security's religious duties come before anything else the department does, including distribution of millions of dollars in federal grants and analyzing possible threats.

The law lists the office's initial duty as "stressing the dependence on Almighty God as being vital to the security of the Commonwealth."

State Rep. Tom Riner of Louisville, who pushed for the religious requirement, told The Lexington Herald-Leader it was appropriate because government alone cannot protect the state.

State Sen. Kathy Stein of Lexington said the religious requirement takes away from the department's mission.

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(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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