The Holy Bible Could Become Official State Book Of Louisiana
Louisiana has an official state flower (Magnolia), an official state motto ("Union, justice, and confidence"), and within the next few days its official state book could be the Holy Bible.
A House committee voted 8-5 in favor of naming the Bible as Louisiana's first official state book.
Some current opinions:
"I think we're going to open ourselves up to a lawsuit. You can't adopt the Bible and not adopt Christianity."
- Rep. Wesley Bishop, D-New Orleans
"The bill will create more problems than it will solve by telling some Louisianians that their belief system is not fully equal,"
-Louisiana State ACLU
“Why not put all versions of the Bible? If there’s one, what are we saying about the rest of the people?” -Rep. Robert Billiot, D-Westwego
“It’s not to the exclusion of anyone else’s sacred literature. This is not about establishing an official religion of the state of Louisiana.” -Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport
The bill is set to come to vote in the next few days.
What do you think about the idea of an official state book? How do you feel about the Bible fulfilling that role?
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