Supreme Court Rejects American Atheists’ Challenge to Kentucky’s ‘God Protects Us From the Terrorists’ Law
In 2006, politicians in Kentucky passed a law requiring the state’s Department of Homeland Security to declare in its training materials that security was unattainable without reliance on “Almighty God.” It also required a plaque to be installed at the Department’s entrance saying as much. AA’s attorney Edwin Kagin called the law “one of the most egregiously and breathtakingly unconstitutional actions by a state legislature that I’ve ever seen.”
After a long, drawn-out court battle that involved a lower court victory, an appellate court loss, and a “we’re not getting involved” from the Kentucky Supreme Court, AA appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
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When I was in college, I performed in a play that offered a satirical look at the Bible. It was funny, there was no controversy, and when it came down to it, the play was actually pretty respectful of the underlying story.
You could say similar things about Paul Rudnick‘s 1998 play “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” a play that features a female God and the characters “Adam and Steve” and “Jane and Mabel.” In the second part of the play, the same characters become real couples, living in New York City, coming to terms with their own beliefs.