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The Bible May Become Louisiana’s Official State Book

thebibleThe King James version of the Bible may become the official book of the state of Louisiana. Legislation passed the House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs this week. The bill will now head to the full House of Representatives for consideration.

The Times-Picayune has the scoop: “Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, originally filed a bill to declare a specific copy of the Bible, found in the Louisiana State Museum system, the official state book. But by the time he presented the proposal to the committee, he changed language  in his legislation to make the generic King James version of the Bible, a text used worldwide, the official state book.”

Some opponents say that the bill should not be limited to the King James version of the Bible and should include all versions of the Bible or even all religious text to include more religions.

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