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Tennessee Republicans Seek To Make Bible Official State Book

A Tennessee Republican lawmaker is trying to get the Bible designated the official state book.

“This country wasn’t founded on Buddhist, or Muhammad or any of those religions,” State Rep. Jerry Sexton (R) said. “Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian values.”

Sexton introduced House Joint Resolution 150 this week that would add the Bible to the state’s list of symbols as the state’s book.

Democrats said that the resolution would be unconstitutional because the First Amendment bans the government from establishing a religion... read more of the story

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