Haslam Ponders Bible Bill

Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday said he is still weighing his options regarding a bill that would make Tennessee the first state in the country to name the Bible its official book.

“We literally have not decided what we’re doing yet,” he said after an appearance at the groundbreaking ceremony for the state museum.

Haslam once again reiterated a position he’s maintained since last year, noting that he had constitutional concerns about the legislation.

“The Tennessee state Constitution is actually more explicit than the United States Constitution in terms of establishing religion. The language is pretty strong about separating that (religion) from what we do as government,” he said. “As a person of faith myself, there’s nothing more important to me, but I also want to make certain that we’re not confusing the role of government with the role of faith.”

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

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 )

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s