Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tennessee House Approves Bill To Make Bible Official State Book *UPDATE

Last week Tennessee state legislators advanced a bill to make the Bible the official state book.

The Republican-controlled state House of Representatives voted 55-38 to approve the measure. A companion bill is already being  considered in the state Senate, where Republicans hold 28 seats to five for Democrats.

Even though the bill has drawn criticism because it violates the separation of church and state under the U.S. Constitution and Tennessee's constitution representative Bud Hulsey, a Republican, told colleagues in support of the bill it is worth the fight "now more than ever."

In other Tennessee government Republican house members has also approved bills that declare God as the state's bird and Jesus as the state's tree.

Okay, I made that last bit up.

*UPDATE: The plan to make the Bible the official state book in Tennessee was derailed today when the Republican-controlled Senate sening the measure back to a committee. This move effectively kills the bill for this year.

Hallelujah... It's a miracle!

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