Bible will not become state book of Mississippi

Published: Feb. 4, 2015 at 7:27 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 5, 2015 at 12:01 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A bill that would have made the Bible the state book of Mississippi died in the state congress.

House Bill 386 and Senate Bill 2179 both failed to make it through committee after the first major deadline of the 2015 Mississippi legislative session.

Another bill that failed to make it through a Senate committee would have forced the state Board of Education to approve a state-funded course studying the Bible.

One bill that did survive this week's deadline is a bill that would ban texting and driving in the magnolia state. Mississippi is one of only six states that allow texting and driving. Lawmakers have come very close to passing bans in the recent past.

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