Move aside, Mississippi: Tennessee lawmaker also wants the Bible to be the state book
A Republican state representative in Tennessee has introduced legislation that would make the Bible the official state book.
Rep. Jerry Sexton’s legislation would designate the Holy Bible as the official state book of Tennessee
The Associated Press said it was unclear if the bill would clash with a provision in Tennessee Constitution that states that “no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.”
Lawmakers in Mississippi have also introduced bills calling for the Bible to be named the state book.
Last year, lawmakers in Louisiana also considered making the Bible the official state book. But the legislation was scrapped after it became a “distraction.”