Bibles reinstated in Ga. state park lodges, cabins

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia
Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered the Department of Natural Resources to
return Bibles that were removed from cabins and lodges at state parks.

In
a statement Wednesday, Deal said the state isn't violating any laws by
having the Bibles in the cabins and lodge rooms because they've weren't
paid for by the state and have been donated by outside groups.

The
Bibles were removed after a guest expressed concerns and WAGA-TV
reported Department of Natural Resources management instructed staff to
remove the bibles from the rooms while the issue was under
investigation.

Deal says he does not believe Bibles being placed
in bedside drawers is a state establishment of religion. The governor
says any religious group is welcome to donate literature.