Monday, April 14, 2014

Louisiana Bill Would Make The Bible Official State Book

The Bible could become Louisiana’s official state book if state legislators have their way.  A Louisiana House committee voted 8-5 last week to recommend a bill that would make the Bible Louisiana’s first-ever state book, the Baton Rouge, La. Advocate reported Monday.  Republican State Rep. Thomas Carmody said recognizing the Bible in this way would not be the same as making Christianity the official state religion, which would be illegal under the U.S. Constitution. “The Holy Bible would be appropriate for the state of Louisiana,” Carmody said, citing the state’s religious history. (SOURCE: Nolan Feeney: Time: "Louisiana Bill Would Make The Bible Official State Book")