Lawmaker pushes for bible as official state book
BATON ROUGE- A state lawmaker wants the bible to be the official state book.
State Representative Thomas G. Carmody (R- Shreveport) prefiled the bill for the upcoming legislative session. Carmody specifically wants the Holy Bible published by Johannes Prevel to be recognized as the state's official book. Carmody said it is the oldest edition of the bible in the Louisiana State Museum System.
Carmody is a real estate broker and attended Jesuit High School in Shreveport and then LSU.
He was elected in 2008.
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