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American Taliban: Tennessee Lawmakers Make Bible Official State Book (Religion)

 American Taliban: Tennessee Lawmakers Make Bible Official State Book

April 5, 2016 by Michael Stone (Original article published here)

Theocracy Alert: Tennessee lawmakers make the Holy Bible the state’s official book.

On Monday Tennessee lawmakers gave final approval to making the Holy Bible the state’s official book.

The state Senate voted 19-8 in favor of the bill, which now goes to the desk of Governor Bill Haslam.

The bill was passed despite arguments by the state attorney general that the measure conflicts with a provision in the Tennessee Constitution stating that “no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.”

Last year, Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued an opinion suggesting the measure would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions.

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