...the Holy Bible? That's looking increasingly possible.

Legislation that would make the Holy Bible (the King James version) the official state book of Louisiana cleared the House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs with a vote of 8-5 Thursday afternoon. It will now head to the full House of Representatives for consideration. (Source)

The bill would also change the state motto to, “A state, under God, united in purpose and ideals, confident that justice shall prevail for all of those abiding here.” (Source)

For added perspective, the Louisiana state government consists of a House at 58 Republicans to 45 Democrats, a Senate at 24 Republicans to 15 Democrats, and Republican crackpot governor Bobby Jindal.

This legislation arrives on the heels of Jindal's battle to funnel taxpayer dollars into funding for religious schools; a program that was promptly struck down as unconstitutional and that Jindal continues to defend using "science".

Anyone care to predict how this story is likely to turn out?

Tags: Bible, Jindal, Lousiana

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