Ky. Fights to Keep God In Homeland Security Law

September 4, 2009

Author: Roger Alford

Source: The State Journal

Wire Service: AP

State attorneys prepared Friday to defend a Kentucky law that stresses dependence on "Almighty God" for protection in times of national emergencies, after the law was struck down by a judge.

The case is being closely monitored by advocates for and against separation of church and state.

Shelley Johnson, spokeswoman for the Kentucky attorney general's office, said lawyers planned to file a notice of appeal and a motion asking the judge to stay enforcement of his order until all appeals are exhausted. Both motions, she said, would be filed before the close of business on Friday.