Bible To Join List Of State Symbols In Tennessee

Next to the raccoon, milk and Barrett M82 sniper rifle

The State of Tennessee may become the first to adopt the Bible as its official book. The State senate approved it after 30 minutes of debate; it’s now in the hands of the governor. Proponents stressed the historic significance of the holy book and its religious meaning; opponents argued the bill trivializes something they hold sacred. If the bill goes through, the Bible would join a list of state symbols such as the raccoon as the state’s wild animal, the Eastern box turtle as the state reptile, the square dance as the state folk dance, milk as the official state beverage and the Barrett M82 sniper rifle as the official state rifle, which lawmakers approved earlier in the session.