Many people are focusing on the obvious angle of the story about how the state government of Pennsylvania spent 13,700 dollars to buy Bibles for members of the Pennsylvania state legislature. It’s an unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state, and a pretty stupid one at that. Everyone knows you can pick up a free Bible from the Gideons at any local motel.
What not many writers are picking up on is the implication of the scandal: That almost none of the members of the Pennsylvania state legislature actually own their own bibles that they could use to take an oath of office. That’s pretty strong evidence that, even in banjo-pickin’ Pennsylvania, the USA is not a Christian nation.