Black Christians : Tennessee House votes to make Bible official state book

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In the Spirit of State Rights,



    ... What say you, Framily ...

    Is this against the constitution, or is it about morals?



    Tennessee House votes to make Bible official state book


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee state House ignored serious constitutional concerns — and the wishes of Republican leaders in the Statehouse— in voting to make the holy Bible the official state book ...


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    House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, gestures at Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, in the House chamber in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Harwell opposes a measure sponsored by Sexton to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

    http://news.yahoo.com/tennessee-house-votes-bible-official-state-book-193930207.html
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  2. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Tennessee plan to make Bible 'official' book derailed


    ... Despite those problems, House lawmakers on Wednesday voted 55-38 in favor of the plan. On Thursday, the proposal was derailed when the Senate voted 22-9 to send it back to a committee that has been closed, effectively killing it for the year.

    Some legislators may have felt compelled to support the measure or face political repercussions down the road ...

    :facepalm: ... :wow:


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    State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris, R-Collierville, right, and other senators bow their heads during the prayer before the Senate floor session in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, April 16, 2015. State lawmakers were grappling over constitutional and theological concerns over a bill seeking to make the holy Bible the official book of Tennessee. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

    http://news.yahoo.com/tennessee-plan-bible-official-book-jeopardy-181442341.html


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    wow! That's interesting! I wonder what the motivation was.

     
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    IMO, this would be the first step in saying that you have to live "your" life according to how I (the supporters of this measure) see it. Why can't they let those that want to be believe do so, and those that don't do so? Who, and what says that ther way is the right way? And lets be honest, looking at the recent events concerning the few that preach the word, IMO are in no position to point the finger of immorality at anyone.

    No one, not even believers can live their life according to the bible if they didn't cherry pick.

    This is why I said that this is a slippery slope:
    Arizona lawmaker wants church attendance to be mandatory

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/pol...church-attendance-mandatory-article-1.2164602

    Now, ask yourself; what is the penalty for not going? You have a family, and you need extra money to help ends meet, so you work on a Sunday, is it right you should be criminalized for looking out for your family?

    So we have (2) actions dealing with trying to shoehorn people into religion. So what will be next?

    Peace!
     
  5. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Hey Chevron, :wb:

    The article was explicit with this:


    "Some legislators may have felt compelled to support the measure or face political repercussions down the road."

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    Rather than approaching this from a "study" angle, I'll just be brief and add that the measure failed on votes, bro. Enki. It may come up again next year, but for now, it got derailed.

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