Tennessee poised to make Bible its state book

The state of Tennessee may soon have an official state book: the Bible.

>> UPDATE: Tennessee lawmakers approve Bible as state's official book

A bill that will name the Bible as the official book of the state is expected to come up for a vote soon in the state Legislature.

Although it has enough votes to pass, some lawmakers aren't sure whether the bill should be approved.

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"It's fundamentally wrong. I think it's sacrilegious," Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris told The Tennessean.

"I still have some reservations about that," Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said. "How far do we go with this? It's still my personal book but is it trivializing it?"

The bill was introduced last year and was sent to committee last year, which delayed a vote. The bill was reintroduced this year after the Senate Judiciary Committee revived the bill in a 7-1 vote, The Tennessean reported.

Gov. Bill Haslam has not said whether he will veto the measure if it passes.

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