Kentucky Governor Declares 24 Month "Year of the Bible"
Separation of Church and what?
Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky declared 2016 to be the "Year of the Bible." This year is no different, last year was also the "Year of the Bible" in Kentucky. What the fuck does that even mean?
Well for one thing this is definitely a violation of the separation of church and state. He is placing one religion above all others and officially doing so in his position as Governor.
A local pastor has an idea as to why he is compromising his government position for his faith:
Both proclamations pleased Pastor Mark Harrell of Victory Christian Fellowship church in Somerset, who said Wednesday that Bevin’s actions are in support of a statewide Bible reading marathon.
The “Kentucky 120 United Bible Reading Marathon” is a statewide event to get people in all 120 Kentucky counties to read aloud the entire Bible in the first three or so days of the new year.
“We had the Bible-reading marathon last January and the governor and his family participated,” Harrell said. “He wanted it again. We are fortunate to have such a governor.”
Harrell said he and Democratic state Rep. Tom Riner of Louisville, who also is a Baptist minister, asked Bevin to sign the proclamation for 2017 and “he graciously accepted as he did last year.”
How do you think the Ark Encounter got tax payers to fund a porition of their fantasy land amusement park for adults to educationally abuse children? Because the Governor of Kentucky is easily manipulated by the church and by Christians. He clearly puts Christianity and Christians above any other citizens in his state. Guess who wrote the proclamation? If you guessed Rep. Riner (the baptist minister), then you win a facepalm blowing your mind out the back of your fucking skull.
BUT WAIT.... THERE'S MORE!!!!
“We’re trying to get all people in one accord in God’s Word,” said Harrell.
He said readers in the marathon will include government officials, students and jail inmates, among others.
Harrell said he initially was not planning to hold the marathon in back-to-back years, but Bevin requested it again.
Push back is happening
Luckily there are those in the Kentucky that are pushing back against this, albeit they are not surprised this is a thing again.
Frank Lovell Jr., a board member of Louisville Atheists and Freethinkers, said he is “disappointed but not surprised” by Bevin’s actions.
“He can believe whatever he wants to but I just don’t think an agent of the government should be signing such a proclamation,” said Lovell.