Tennessee votes to make Bible official state book

- Tennessee is living up to its Bible Belt reputation.

Lawmakers in the Volunteer State gave final approval to making the Holy Bible the state's official book on Monday.

After a 19-8 vote in the state Senate, the bill will now go the desk of Gov. Bill Haslam. Haslam has stated that he opposes the measure but hasn't said whether he'll issue a veto.

Opponents of the bill - the first of its kind in the U.S. - assert that it violates a provision in the Tennessee Constitution stating that "no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.

Continue reading this story on FOXNews.com.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

More Stories You May Be Interested In - includes Advertiser Stories