Tennessee Bible Bill Advances

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Tennessee’s bill to make The Holy Bible the official state book inched another step closer to passing last Thursday when it passed the House Calendar and Rules committee last week.

The bill is now scheduled to go in front of the state’s full house on Tuesday. Tennessee politician Jerry Sexton is pushing the bill, which has 19 co-signers. Earlier this month, the House State Government committee approved the bill on a voice vote.

Tennessee is not the first state to consider The Bible as its state book. Last year, a Louisiana politician introduced a bill to make a specific copy of The Bible its official state book. The bill was withdrawn after a couple of weeks because apparently the bill became a “distraction.”