Atheist’s plan to whip the Quran won’t be allowed in the Capitol, official says
By Nick Malawskey| Religion News Service, Updated: Thursday, July 19, 4:41 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Ernest Perce’s planned protest over a proposed state resolution naming 2012 the “Year of Religious Diversity” would probably not make it through the front door.
On Monday, Perce threatened to bring a whip into the Pennsylvania Capitol and use it to desecrate a Quran if the House doesn’t void the resolution by the time it reconvenes from summer recess in September.
The only problem is, if he does bring a whip, he won’t be allowed in.
“In terms of actually coming into the Capitol Rotunda and whipping the Quran, he would not be able to do it with a whip,” said Troy Thompson, press secretary for the state Department of General Services, which includes the Capitol Police.