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Year of the Bible flap

Others who attended the press conference included representatives of the Quakers or Society of Friends; Tim Potts, director of Democracy Rising PA; Jay Anthony Stotts, sensei of a Buddhist congregation; Andy Hoover, legislative director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania; and Ernest Pierce V, Pennsylvania state director of American Atheists.

In correspondence to a journalist about the matter, Representative Babatte Josephs apologized for the vote, and added, “I want you to know that during almost every session day across the country (and in Pennsylvania), legislators are asked to offer and pass resolutions proclaiming such things as Freedom Day, Cephalopod Awareness Day, Sleep Awareness Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, World Wetlands Day, Read to Your Child Day, World Habitat Awareness Month, not to mention National Library Month, Arbor Day, Earth Day and Talk Like a Pirate Day.”