The director of the state chapter of American Atheists plans to desecrate the Quran when the state House of Representatives reconvenes in September if the House doesn't drop its "Year of Religious Diversity" resolution under consideration in its State Government Committee.

Ernest Pearce V, who recently was under fire for a controversial Harrisburg billboard he designed and paid for protesting the "Year of the Bible" resolution the House adopted this year, said he plans to whip, or flog, the Quran in the Capitiol Rotunda at noon on Sept. 24 should the House not agree to nullify the resolution before it reconvenes from summer recess that day.

Even though Perce heads the state American Atheists organization, he is staging this protest individually and not under the American Atheists umbrella.

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