Atheists sue Pennsylvania for declaring 2012 ‘Year of the Bible’

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A national atheist and agnostic group is suing Pennsylvania lawmakers for passing a resolution that declares 2012 as “The Year of the Bible.” MyFOXphilly reports the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed a federal lawsuit on Monday arguing that the Pennsylvania House’s declaration is unconstitutional. The resolution, which was authored by State Rep. Rick Saccone, passed unanimously in January. The lawsuit names Saccone as one of three plaintiffs, and claims the resolution is tantamount to the state endorsing “state-sponsored religion.” They also claim to take issue with content in the Bible, including “violent, sexist and racist models of behavior that FFRF members find personally repugnant.”

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