MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — Tennessee legislators have introduced a bill that would designate the Holy Bible as the official state book.
If passed, the bill would legally designate the Holy Bible as Tennessee’s official state book.
At the time, Haslam sided with the Attorney General who said designating the Holy Book as the Tennessee book would violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.
That clause states “no preference shall be ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.”
Thursday’s bill is the first time the issue has been brought up again since 2016.
WREG has reached out to the offices of Rep. Sexton and Sen. Pody, but we have not yet heard back.