Could The Bible Become Tennessee's Official State Book?
The controversial bill was passed by the state's Senate, but all eyes are on the governor to see if he'll veto it.By Ryan Biek | April 5, 2016
The Tennessee Senate passed a bill Monday that would make the Bible the state's official book. Now lawmakers are waiting to see if the governor will veto the legislation.
Opponents of the bill have argued it goes against separation of church and state mandated in both the state and federal constitutions.
One state senator told the Tennessean: "I understand that it's hard to vote against the Bible — no one wants to do that. We have an obligation to follow the Constitution."