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Pennsylvania Legislature Declares 2012 ‘Year of the Bible’, Christian News

by on January 28, 2012

Good work!

According to H.R. 535, the Penn. House declares “2012 as the ‘Year of the Bible’ in Pennsylvania in recognition of both the formative influence of the Bible on our Commonwealth and nation and our national need to study and apply the teachings of the holy scriptures.”

“Any year or every year would be a good choice to recognize the value of the Bible,” said State Representative Jerry Stern, one of the sponsors of the resolution, in an interview with The Christian Post.

Regarding whether or not the resolution constituted a violation of the separation of church and state, Stern said that the First Amendment’s standards only applied to Congress.

“Our 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is quite clear: ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,'” said Stern.

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