House Approves Urgent Bill Banning Changes to the Bible

Text, which received approval from government and opposition parties, does not establish punishment and has only one article

The House of Representatives, which religious politicians strongly influence, approved this Wednesday (4) a generic bill that aims to prohibit alterations or editions of the Bible.

House members approved the bill with 358 votes against 32. Now, the text can already be appreciated by the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies.

The urgency requirement allows the House to vote on the proposal's merits without it going through the committees.

Pastor Sargento Isidório (Avante-BA) authored the text, and it has a single article. The provision prohibits "any alteration, edition or addition to the texts of the Holy Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments in their chapters or verses, guaranteeing the preaching of its content throughout the national territory."

The text does not specify which version of the Bible is considered a reference for the others.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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