Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tennessee Faerie Tales

The state legislature of Tennessee makes a 17th century collection of myths and superstition their Official State Book.

The Volunteer State’s legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill on Monday that would name the Bible as the state book and sent it to Gov. Bill Haslam. It is not yet known if the two-term Republican will veto the bill, though his attorney general has said it would violate the separation of church and state.

Because “The Chronicles of Narnia” was still under copyright and is too obscure in its analogies to Christianity, I suppose.  Or because “My Pet Goat” was taken.

Perhaps they should instead read up on a passage from some 18th century writings.