Tennessee Governor Vetoes Bill to Make Bible State Book

CHR Comment: State legislators cited support for the message by a 62% majority of Tennessee citizens. The governor, Bill Haslam , is a dedicated Presbyterian but vetoed the measure, believing it would violate religious freedoms in the U. S. Constitution and the Tennessee constitution. The proposed version of the Bible to be approved would have been the Christian Bible, including the Old Testament used by Jews and Christians as well as the New Testament. The article does not comment on whether the version of the Bible would include the Apocrypha which is used by Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and various Protestants.

Source: Thou shalt not: Tennessee governor vetoes bill to make Bible state book | Religion News Service

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