Posts Tagged ‘Year of the Bible’

PA House Declared Today ‘National Fast Day’ Because of Effort to ‘Erase’ God

We hope you’re not too hungry, because last month the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a resolution calling April 30th “National Fast Day.” The uncontroversial resolution was introduced by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny; of ‘Year of the Bible’ fame) and is meant to remind Pennsylvanians to thank their God for his blessings and remember that...

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Follow ‘Year of the Bible’ with ‘Year of Religious Diversity’

Remember how the Pennsylvania House unanimously declared 2012 the ‘Year of the Bible’ last year, for some reason? Yeah, the resolution never got overturned, although several members of the House, including Rep. Mark Cohen and former Rep. Babette Josephs of Philadelphia, apologized for their vote, claiming they overlooked the language and title of the bill. Well,...

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DAILY GRINDER: Anti-Prison Protesters Arrested in MontCo

DAILY GRINDER: Anti-Prison Protesters Arrested in MontCo

Image: DecarceratePA.info Members of Decarcerate PA—an anti-prison coalition with roots in Philadelphia—began protesting early this morning at SCI Graterford, in Skippack, Montgomery County, where two new prisons are being built. According to the group’s Live Feed and a statement, at least seven members were arrested after they sat at the prison’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: PA Atheist to Desecrate Quran if ‘Year of Religious Diversity’ Resolution Passed

DAILY GRINDER: PA Atheist to Desecrate Quran if ‘Year of Religious Diversity’ Resolution Passed

Image: American Atheists Ernest Pearce V, the director of the state chapter of the American Atheists (the same group that put up the “Slaves, Obey Your Masters” billboard in Harrisburg) says if the House passes a new resolution in the fall, which would hilariously call 2012 the “Year of Religious Diversity” in addition to “Year of the Bible,”...

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DAILY GRINDER: It’s Still ‘Year Of The Bible’

DAILY GRINDER: It’s Still ‘Year Of The Bible’

Image: American Atheists The Year of the Bible resolution, unanimously passed earlier this year in the state House, hasn’t gone anywhere. This despite a lawsuit by the Freedom From Religion organization and Philly Rep. Mark Cohen’s petition to undo the resolution he voted for saying he’d introduce “Year of Religious Diversity” legislation as a counterweight—after...

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American Atheists ‘Celebrate’ Year of the Bible in Harrisburg with Outrageous Billboard

American Atheists ‘Celebrate’ Year of the Bible in Harrisburg with Outrageous Billboard

Image: American Atheists Responding to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives declaring 2012 the ‘Year of the Bible,’ AmericanAtheists.org have paid for and put up a billboard in the capitol which reads, “Slaves, obey your masters.” The atheistic group says they’re not being offensive. Just sending a message. “The message this billboard...

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Brian Sims Hits Rep. Josephs Over ‘Year of the Bible’ Apology

It’s the Year that won’t end. After Philadelphia State Rep. Babette Josephs joined a group of legislators to apologize for their vote in favor of House Resolution 535 — which bizarrely declared 2012 the ‘Year of the Bible’ in Pennsylvania — her primary challenger is hitting her back where it hurts: Her own statements. “I call on Representative...

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Philly State Rep. Apologizes for ‘Year of the Bible’ Vote

This afternoon, Philly State Rep. Mark Cohen held a press conference in Harrisburg urging his colleagues to reconsider last month’s resolution which labeled 2012 the “Year of the Bible” by the state government. Cohen was joined by the Pennsylvania Council of Churches, the American Civil Liberties Union and American Atheists. At the press conference, he...

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Now Legislature May Repeal ‘Year of the Bible’ Resolution? [UPDATED]

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. This morning, Rep. Mark B. Cohen of Philadelphia commented on a PhillyNow post from January 28, in which we reported that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution declaring 2012 the “Year of the Bible.” He wrote, “The significant outcry against this nonbinding resolution has convinced...

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