'Together Louisiana' leaders publicly handed out Bibles to Louisiana state legislators, asking them to read it before voting on a payday lending reform bill which would cap the number of times an individual can turn over a loan. Said Rev. Lee T. Wesley of Baton Rouge, "We took notice that some legislators wanted to make the Bible the state book...if legislators want to give the Bible special standing, they should start off by reading it."
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Northern & Central Louisiana Interfaith leaders and clergy, joined by Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, gathered on the State Office Building lawn to garner the support of local senators. Said Rev. Aaron Dobynes of Evergreen Baptist Church, "We have gathered here to urge our senators, Sen. (Greg) Tarver and Sen. (Sherri) Buffington to support this bill that says we need to reduce the kind of criminal interest that's being paid by many of these persons that have to secure payday loans."