Theocratic Ky. lawmaker loses re-election bid.

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A Kentucky legislator who has continually sought to undermine the separation of church and state lost his primary in May.

State Rep. Tom Riner (D-Jefferson County) was defeated by political newcomer Attica Scott, who faces no Republican opponent in November.

Riner, a Baptist pastor, frequently mingled religion and politics during his 34 years in the state legislature. In 2006, he added language to a state security bill that read, "The safety and security of the Commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon Almighty God."

He also consistently promoted creationism in public schools and pushed for Ten Commandments displays on government property. Riner arranged for Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis to...

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