Tennessee bill to make the Holy Bible the “state book” passes one branch of the legislature

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One week ago I noted that the Tennessee legislature was considering a bill to make the Bible the Official State Book. Here’s that bill:

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It’s sheer lunacy, of course, and unconstitutional to boot. But that’s never stopped Republicans before. And today, according to The Tennesseean site, the bill sailed through one branch of the legislature:

The Holy Bible is the official book of Tennessee in the view of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Despite questions of constitutionality, lawmakers beat back an attempt to make Andrew Jackson’s Bible the official book and voted 55-38 in favor of Rep. Jerry Sexton’s original bill.

“History’s going to tell us where we stand on this. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to have the side that I’m on,” said Sexton, R-Bean Station, after the vote.

“It may be kind to me in the future and it may not be kind, and that’s OK. I made…

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I am a lawyer in Chicago with interests in pop culture and current politics.
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