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Tennessee Senate kills proposal to make the Bible official state book
Tennessee Senate kills proposal to make the Bible official state book

The Tennessee Senate has killed a bill that would have made the Bible the official state book, essentially guaranteeing that the controversial legislation will not be passed this year. Senators voted 22-9 to send the bill, which earlier passed in the state House of Representatives, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Tennessean reports. The vote to kill the legislation came after high-ranking Tennesee Republicans voiced their opposition to the proposal. Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris said it would be "a dark day" if the bill passed, adding: "All I know is that I hear Satan snickering. He loves this kind of mischief. You just dumb the good book down far enough to...

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