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Only in America: Making the bible an 'official state book'

Louisiana lawmakers are considering legislation that makes the Holy Bible the "official state book" — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Louisiana lawmakers are considering legislation that makes the Holy Bible the "official state book." The legislation was opposed by some Democrats — not because it suggests the state's endorsement of one religion, but because it originally specified the King James version, which some Christians do not use. "Why not put all versions of the Bible?" suggested state Rep. Robert Billiot.