COLUMBIA, S.C. – Despite criticism from evolutionists, a proposed bill in South Carolina has been amended to include a reference to the biblical creation account.
House Bill 4482 (HB4482) is a short bill which would officially designate the Columbian Mammoth as South Carolina’s state fossil. Lawmakers say the remains of hundreds of mammoths have been unearthed across South Carolina, so they want to commemorate the animal’s heritage in their state.
Kevin Bryant, a state senator from Anderson, initially proposed to insert three verses from the King James Bible—Genesis 1:24-25 and Genesis 1:31—into HB4482, saying he wanted “to recognize the creator” in the bill.
However, Bryant’s proposed amendment to HB4482 was deemed “out of order” and dismissed by the state senate.
According to a recent statement from Bryant, he has now proposed a different amendment to the bill which includes a similar reference to Genesis chapter 1.
“The Columbian Mammoth, which was created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field, is designated as the official State Fossil of South Carolina and must be officially referred to as ‘the Columbian Mammoth’, which was created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field,” the new amendment from Bryant reads.
I pray it passes as written. And that it isn’t just considered as a ‘dead letter’ portion, afterward…