In 2006 as the article says, "he sponsored (a law) requiring that the state’s homeland security office post a plaque recognizing God’s role in keeping the country safe." Not surprisingly he was sued to get it removed.
Oh it gets better. When Mr. Riner's wife was a Representative in the 1980s, she sponsored a bill to put the 10 Commandments in every classroom! Thankfully the state Supreme Court shot it down.
Sad part of it all is that none of the politicians dissent from these ludicrous laws and these crazy lawmakers because of the fear of getting attacked with ads that say they "voted against God."