http://www.wku.edu/Dept/Academic/Ogden/Agriculture/david/lawtem.htm "Carlos Morris, a Barbourville attorney, says: "In the state of Kentucky you don't prohibit snake-handling anywhere except in church ... If you had a lawyers' convention and people got in a mood to handle snakes, they could. Or if you had a circus in town. If some of us wanted to get up and handle snakes, we could handle snakes. But you can't do it in a church." In that sense, he says, the law is too narrow: It should apply to everyone. The law is also too broad, he contends. "This statue prohibits the use of a reptile - any reptile - in a church service. Even assuming that the state has a legitimate interest in keeping people from using poisonous snakes in a church service, this statute is prohibiting harmless snakes, frogs, lizards." Morris' wife and partner, Lois, says: "The law is affecting only people who want to handle serpents in church. It's directly infringing only on the rights of religious people - no one else ..."