Proposal would designate the Bible as Mississippi state book

Source: m.apnews.com | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – During this state election year, some lawmakers are proposing to designate the Bible the official state book of Mississippi.

Rep. Tom Miles of Forest says he and fellow Democratic Rep. Michael Evans of Preston are filing a bill, and they’ve already received bipartisan promises of support from more than 20 of their colleagues.

Miles says Mississippi has a state bird, a state flower and even a state toy, so it should have a state book.

He tells The Associated Press on Monday that he’s not trying to force religion – or even reading – on anyone, but he sees the Bible as a good guide for promoting kindness and compassion.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.