Bible III pdBATON ROUGE, La. – A bill that would make the Bible the state book of Louisiana was approved by a House committee on Thursday, sending the measure on to the full House of Representatives. As previously reported, Representative Thomas Carmody (R-Shreveport) recently filed HB 503 at the request of Shreveport resident Randy Dill. Dill told local television station KTBS that he has had the desire to make the Bible the state book since 1988, but could not find a lawmaker to help make it happen—until now. “The Bible was their main inspiration along with our forefathers—Washington and all of them,” he stated. “They looked to it for their inspiration for our country. They called upon God to help us.” Carmody’s original bill sought to make a specific copy of the Bible in state possession the official state book. More