Thankfully, State Rep. Tammy Townley, a republican from Ardmore, is rectifying (crucifying?) that by making sure the Holy Bible—King James, I’m guessing; NIV, I’m hoping—is not only the blessed tome of the selected few that will be picked to live with God in Heaven come Judgement Day, but forcibly for everyone else as well, whether they believe in it or not.
Along with, I’m guessing, Jesus T. Christ, she’s the author of House Bill 3890, the latest in the state’s completely damnifying right-wing religious orders; this one says that the Bible is the bestest book in all of Oklahoma and, if you don’t agree, burn in Hell, sinner!
“We are people of great faith,” state Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, said in a statement. “The Holy Bible is an integral part of numerous faiths and is deeply important to many Oklahomans. Even when we don't always agree with each other, we always know that we have a foundation higher than politics that we can rely on to remain unshakeable when times are tough.”
While the Bible is a very good book—it ranks right up there with Johnny Cash’s Cash, if you ask me—it got me to thinking: if Oklahoma has a book-of-the-month club that you mandatorily had to be a part of, where are some of the other selections we’d probably have to read? Here’s a few selections that might interest you…
Cliffs Notes: The New Testament