New Bill Could Declare the Bible to Be Tennessee’s ‘Official State Book’

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Four years after Tennessee’s governor vetoed a bill that would have made the Bible the “official state book,” the sponsor of that bill is trying again.

State Rep. Jerry Sexton, a Republican, filed a bill Wednesday that would designate “the Holy Bible as the official state book,” according to a description of the bill on the legislature’s website.

In 2016, then-Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, vetoed a similar bill by Sexton. But he was ineligible to run for re-election after serving two terms and was followed by a new governor, Bill Lee, who also is a Republican. Lee has not taken a position on Sexton’s bill.

Sexton previously said his bill would acknowledge the role the Bible has played in the state’s past.

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Source: Christian Headlines