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Podcast #229 – Blowback on Same-Sex Marriage

We look at the ongoing blowback–at the state and local levels–against Obergefell v Hodges, in which the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is constitutional. Specifically, we look at the refusal by two county clerks–Casey Davis in Casey County and … Continue reading

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SCOTUS refuses to hear 10C appeal

The Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of two Kentucky counties over displays featuring the Ten Commandments. McCreary and Pulaski Counties already lost this battle back in 2005, when the Court ruled that the displays were essentially religious … Continue reading

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Three days of atheism in KY (and Ohio)

Boy, if I had plenty of vacation leave at the day job, I’d be all over this.  And in my home state, too! 1) February 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm. Eastern. David Silverman, President of American Atheists, speaks to FIG … Continue reading

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Podcast #112 – Bluegrass Edition

The great Commonwealth of Kentucky has gotten itself in the news on several counts–none of them good. 1. It’s bad enough that Answers in Genesis’ Creation “Museum” in northern Kentucky is prospering.  It’s worse that AIG plans to expand, building … Continue reading

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Academic responds to KY funding of Creationism park

Response from the skeptical bloggerati has been fast and furious to the recent announcement that the Commonwealth of Kentucky will provide millions of dollars in tax incentives to enable the construction of Ken Ham’s Creationist “Ark Encounter” theme park. Nobody’s … Continue reading

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KY to provide tax breaks for Creationist museum

Remember Ken Ham’s Creation Museum?  It’s going gangbusters; so much so that they announced a dramatic expansion into the theme park business.  “Ark Encounter” will include “the ark, live animals, event venues and a children’s play area, among other things.” … Continue reading

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KY legislature infected with God fever

I don’t believe I have ever been more embarrassed by the politicians of my home state.  You may recall that last year a judge struck down a 2006 Kentucky law that required the state’s homeland security organization to stress “dependence … Continue reading

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Hey God–stop protecting Kentucky!

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: “A judge on Wednesday struck down a 2006 state law that required the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to stress ‘dependence on Almighty God as being vital to the security of the commonwealth.’”  The lawsuit was … Continue reading

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KY relies on God for Homeland Security

A hearing is set for June 1st in the case of American Atheists et al v. The State of Kentucky.  What’s it all about?  In 2006 the legislature passed a Homeland Security bill which contained the following statement (virtually in … Continue reading

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My Old Kentucky Homeland Security

American Atheists is suing the Commonwealth of Kentucky over a 2006 law that requires the state to recognize God as an indispensable cog in the Homeland Security system (and you thought the days of tribal gods was a thing of … Continue reading

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