Lawmaker tries again to designate Bible as official state book of Tennessee

IMAG0711Tennessee Sen. Steve Southerland, R-Morristown, said Monday he plans to renew his push to make the Bible the state’s official book, the Times Free Press reports.

“Vanderbilt did the poll and 60 percent of the people said they want it,” Southerland said, alluding to a Vanderbilt University poll last spring that showed high bipartisan support for the measure and even higher Republican and tea party backing.

Southerland and House Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, cite the Bible’s prominence in Tennessee history for the designation as the state’s official book.

Source: Lawmaker tries again to designate Bible as official state book of Tennessee | Times Free Press

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