I think it's safe to say that if one of those Jesus hating, diversity loving states decided to make the Koran the official state book, those on Fox & Friends would totally freak out. Yet, they have no problem with Mississippi politicians seeking to make the Christian Bible the official state book. Go figure!
On yesterday's "Keeping the Faith" segment, exemplary Christian Tucker Carlson reported that Mississippi could be the first state to make "the good book," the Bible, the official state book. After he asked if this is "a good idea," Fox religion correspondent Lauren Green provided the back story.
She spoke of how Mississippi "makes no bones" about being devoted "to the almighty" and noted that it just added "in God we trust" to their state seal. As the chyron framed the official Fox seal of approval, "Faith in the Forefront, MS Lawmakers Trying to Make Bible State Book," Green informed us that the bill has bi-partisan support.
Video of two of the bill's sponsors was shown as Green explained that theses two guys "don't want to force anyone to buy it or read the Bible" but that the bill reflects how "the good book is just a way of life" in MS. One of the legislators commented that MS "is a Christian led state and nation" and that the bill is important because Christianity is "part of the fabric" of the state. He preached that if folks "spent more time" with the Bible, "we'd have a better state in treating our fellow man." (Hmmm, so I guess that folks weren't spending time with the Bible during the "Mississippi burning" part of the state's history?)
Green followed this with a short mention of a legislator, a Christian, who opposes this because he feels that "the good book is about faith, not politics" and that there could be costly court battles by those who see this "as an endorsement of Christianity." (YA THINK!) The chyron framed this segment with "Bible Backlash, Critics Worry About Costly Court Battles."
Green looked happy as she reported that if the bill becomes law, it will do so around Easter "and Passover as well." (Right, MS Jews will be so thrilled about the Christian Bible as the state book...) She got even more animated as she informed the Christian pals about how the bill is bi-partisan and has, praise Jesus, 20 co-sponsors. The chyron provided more Fox approval: "United in Faith, MS Would be First to Make Bible the State Book."
She mentioned that "nobody has objected to it" which is false because a local publisher, who is related to William Faulkner, has said that : "It's impossible to conceive of a state abandoning its literary heritage like that. What would Faulkner and Welty and Shelby Foote and Richard Wright think? I think they would collectively link arms and say, 'Go back to kindergarten, Legislature." She claimed that the only objections come from religious people who don't want their sacred text being sullied by politics.
Jesus BFF Anna Kooiman blithered a pointless "adding in God we Trust" to the state seal," "at a time when kids aren't even allowed to pray in school." (Memo to Anna: kids can pray all they want, but the school can't facilitate it because First Amendment...) Green referenced MS's religiousity and that the capitol is in the "top ten" of "Bible read cities in the country" and that the godless heathens in NY City rank 9th. Kooiman chirped "stark contrast." The chyron assured us that the bill is "Simply Symbolic" and wouldn't require reading of the Bible.
So isn't this just wonderful that Mississippi is making the "good book" their official state book. Meanwhile, the state ranks 50th in education and health outcomes. It has the second highest teen pregnancy rate in the US and the highest level of obesity. It proudly leads the nation with the lowest median family income and the highest rate of STD's. But they love the Bible so it's all good.
Mississippi has (as noted in the article) a pretty nice literary history all its own, with a few of its authors being not only nationally renowned but internationally renowned. And the “State Book” should be something written by a Mississippi native or resident—not something that wasn’t written (or even compiled) by anyone who spoke English (which is a bit ironic as the State is attempting to make English the State’s official language—a language that didn’t even exist when the planned “State Book” was put into its present form some 16 or 17 centuries ago).
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