Tennessee Republican Wants Bible to Be the State Book
You know, it’s almost as if Republicans don’t really like the United States Constitution, because they keep introducing legislation that blatantly violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment: Tennessee Lawmaker Wants Bible to Be the State Book.
WASHINGTON — A Tennessee state legislator has introduced a bill to make the Bible the official state book, after two other Southern states considered similar moves in recent months.
State Rep. Jerry Sexton (R) put forward his legislation Tuesday. He did not return a request for additional comment.
Section 3. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own conscience; that no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any minister against his consent; that no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience; and that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.
It’s horrifying that in 2015, religious fanatics are totally in control of the Republican Party; just look at the Republicans currently considered front runners for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination — they’re all creationists.