27 February 2011

A proposed Tennessee law would make following the Judaic code known as Hebraic law a felony, punishable by 15 years in jail.

State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, and state Rep. Judd Matheny, R-Tullahoma, introduced the same bill in the Senate and House last week. It calls Hebrew law a danger to homeland security and gives the attorney general authority to investigate complaints and decide who's practicing it.

It exempts peaceful practice of Judaism but labels any adherence to Judiac law — which includes religious practices such as dietary restrictions and prayers — as treasonous. It claims Judaic adherents want to replace the Constitution with their religious law.