AFA of PA Action Alert
January 12, 2011
Abington Township (Montgomery County) is Next Target on Homosexual Activists’ List
Another municipality in southeastern Pennsylvania is considering a homosexual special rights ordinance. Why is this a special rights ordinance? What other law is passed simply based upon the sexual activity in which you engage or who you THINK you are? This has nothing to do with civil rights since such laws historically have been extended to groups which show immutable (unchangeable) characteristics, political powerlessness, and have experienced a long history of discrimination.
Abington Township is considering an ordinance similar to so-called anti-discrimination ordinances which have been introduced or passed in recent months in Doylestown Borough (Bucks County), Lower Merion Township and the Borough of Hatboro (Montgomery County), Radnor and Haverford Townships (Delaware County). The ordinance will add ‘sexual orientation and gender identity or expression’ language to a human relations ordinance and create a township human relations commission to enforce the ordinance.
What this means:
What this means is that businesses will be forced to hire homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders. Businesses (including day cares) will be forced to hire a man dressed as a woman and must also allow him to use the women’s restroom. Additionally, the local pool must permit this individual to use the women’s locker and shower facilities. Don’t think this can happen? It has already happened in places like Cleveland and Philadelphia.
Businesses owned by those with deeply held religious beliefs that engaging in homosexual acts is sin are not exempt from these ordinances. If they object they can face fines such as the owner of a Christian photography business in New Mexico who was fined $7,000 for refusing to film the commitment ceremony of a lesbian couple. (This was even after she referred them to another photographer.) Last fall a business in Indianapolis faced eviction from a city owned building because they refused to bake cookies for a homosexual group. It was only after intense public pressure was exerted that the Indianapolis city council back away from their original eviction plans.
Just a look south into Philadelphia will see how these ordinances negatively impact the Boy Scouts. Since 2003 Philadelphia has been trying to evict the Cradle of Liberty Scout Counsel from the headquarters they built and have maintained since 1929. Why? Because the national policy is to prohibit open homosexuals from serving as leaders or members. Back in April 2004 the Chairman of the PA Human Relations Commission voiced agreement with our assertion that the ordinances can negatively impact the Boy Scouts. He knows, but he continues pushing these ordinances because, yes, he does have an agenda.
The purpose of such an ordinance is to use the force of law to require society to accept the homosexual lifestyle as safe and normal. It is anything but safe or normal, in fact a look at CDC statistics show just how dangerous the lifestyle is.
However, in recent months, it has been revealed that another reason these ordinances are being pushed so hard is to force legislators in Harrisburg to act. Homosexual activists want “sexual orientation and gender identity or expression” added to the PA Human Relations Act. Openly homosexual chairman of the PA Human Relations Commission, Stephen Glassman, is working feverishly in the municipalities in southeastern PA to get these passed so he can go back to Harrisburg and lobby for this statewide change in the act that his commission is charged to enforce.
1.) Please contact your Commissioner and ask him or her to vote ‘NO’ on the human relations ordinance. E-mail using the form by clicking here AND call both your commissioner (contact info below) and the Township Manager at 267-536-1001. If you don’t know who your commissioner is, you can ask when you call the Township Manager.
2.) Attend tomorrow (Thursday, January 13th )night’s meeting at 8:00 p.m. It will be held at the Abington Township building at 1176 Old York Road, Abington.
Commissioner Contact Info:
Ward 1: Steven Kline
Ward 2: Robert A. Wachter
Ward 3: Michael O’Connor
Ward 4: John J. O’Connor
Ward 5: Wayne C. Luker
Ward 6: Les Benzak
Ward 7: Ernie Peacock
Ward 8: Peggy Myers
Ward 9: Dennis Zappone
Ward 10: James H. Ring
Ward 11: William J. Lynott
Ward 12: Carol DiJoseph
Ward 13: Carol E. Gillespie
Ward 14: Lori A. Schreiber
Ward 15: John Carlin