OK GOP Bill Would Make Bible The Official State Book

Tulsa’s CBS News affiliate reports:

A Republican Oklahoma representative, and former Christian Bible bookstore owner, has filed a bill that would make the Holy Bible the state’s official book. House Bill 3890 was crafted by Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore. The bill will be taken up for consideration by Oklahoma State Legislators on Monday, Feb. 7. If passed, the Holy Bible would become the state’s official book starting Nov. 1, 2022.  Lawmakers in Tennessee and Texas have filed similar bills over the last few years.

Tulsa’s ABC News affiliate reports:

“We are people of great faith,” Townley said in a press release. “The Holy Bible is an integral part of numerous faiths and is deeply important to many Oklahomans. Even when we don’t always agree with each other, we always know that we have a foundation higher than politics that we can rely on to remain unshakeable when times are tough.” Oklahoma does not currently have a state book.

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