Religion: Bible by Law

Law made operative by the signature of Gov. Fields requires that the Bible shall be read every day in every classroom of every public school in Kentucky.

The official standing of Holy Writ in the 48 states is:

Compulsory: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Tennessee—6.

Old Testament, but not New Testament, compulsory: New Jersey—unique.

Specifically permitted: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota —6.

Court decisions favorable to reading: Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, West Virginia, Wisconsin—6.

Prohibited: California,* Illinois,* Minnesota, †Washington!—4.

Generally considered to be prohibited: Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming—5.

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