TN Reps Again Seek To Make Bible Official State Book

Knoxville’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Two Tennessee representatives introduced a bill that would make the Holy Bible Tennessee’s official state book. Sen. Mark Pody and Rep. Jerry Sexton introduced HB2778/SB2696 on Feb. 5.

This isn’t the first time Tennessee has seen such a proposal — Former Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a similar bill in April 2016.

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.

Pody last appeared on JMG in February 2019 when he again tried to “void” the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, something he said in 2015 that he has been personally ordered by God to do.