News

Actions

Governor Haslam vetoes Bible bill

Posted: 5:41 PM, Apr 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-14 17:59:36-04
Governor Haslam vetoes Bible bill
Governor Haslam vetoes Bible bill

The Bible will not be the official book of the state of Tennessee. According to reports, Gov. Bill Haslam has vetoed the bill.

The governor cited the attorney general's opinion that it would violate the First Amendment.

The governor released the following letter detailing his veto Thursday:

He also added his personal feeling that making the Bible a state book would trivialize a sacred text.