Pa. House declares 2012 'Year of the Bible' - abc27 WHTM

Pa. House declares 2012 'Year of the Bible'

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The state House of Representatives has declared 2012 the "Year of the Bible."

The House approved the resolution, saying the Bible was fundamental to principles on which the country was founded.

The resolution does not sit well with all, especially atheist groups that feel such a declaration is unconstitutional, but others feel the Bible is an important element of our history.

"Family bibles were important to the family because that is where they recorded a lot of information about their family," said Lila Fourman-Shaul of the York Historical Trust. "When you look at early estate files for York County, you will see that one of the few books mentioned within those files are the family Bible."

A local Muslim leader said he hopes the state will recognize another scripture next year, and he encouraged Christians to read up on their Holy Bible

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