The Huffington Post headlined the story with “GOP Lawmakers Propose Official State Religion.”
But Warren said Tuesday night he didn’t intend to make that declaration by supporting what he saw as the “literal interpretation” of the First Amendment.
“This is, on my part, more of a demonstration of support more than an effort to have the courts revisit everything,” Warren said.
He also said he did not anticipate the bill going far.
“I didn’t expect it to go anywhere,” he said, noting that the bill was read into the floor Tuesday morning and referred to the committee for Rules, Calendar and Operations of the House. “Quite often bills go there and never come out.”
Ford said the attention has had one intended result.
“It has gotten people to get out their Constitution and read it,” he said.
As the story has gained national attention, Cornerstone Church Pastor Bill Godair had a billboard put up along U.S. 29, near his church on Webb Road.