The Mississippi legislature has introduced two bills, SB 2179 and HB 386, to make the Holy Bible the state book. The specific version of the Bible is not mentioned, nor is the rationale for the proposal. This type of proposal ignores separation of church and state and it is an abuse of power for lawmakers to use their position to launch such a proposal. There is a provision in the Constitution called the Establishment Clause that has long been interpreted to be a separation of church and state.
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|By: Scarecrow Friday February 10, 2012 8:08 am|
It is the Catholic Bishops and the GOP politicians exploiting this who are pressing to have government violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. And that’s the real Constitutional violation at stake here.
|By: wendydavis Thursday April 7, 2011 5:46 pm|
Erwin Chemerinsky rues the Obama administration getting involved in an Establishment issue, especially one that doesn’t involve a federal law, thus didn’t require the administration’s involvement.