Backpage.com is DOWN thanks to a raid by the FBI. Remember they were the only website that did not respond with HR 1865-FOSTA/SESTA was overwhelmingly passed by Congress recently. Backpage continued in the human trafficking business until tonight when they were stopped by federal agents from the US Department of Justice!
Next Tuesday, April 10th, from 9:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. a Parents Know Best Rally will be held in the main rotunda of the Capital Building in Harrisburg. It is a rally to support parental rights, which are increasingly under attack by a hostile judicial system. Plan to attend the rally to send a message to the legislature to pass HR 1349, the Parental Rights Protection Act. Plan to attend!
Testing has become so prevalent for school students ever since No Child Left Behind was signed into law. Even though that law is gone and we now have the Every Student Succeeds Act, the testing remains. Pennsylvania has the PSSA test which are simply assessment test. They do not test the achievement of the student, but instead how well the school is at teaching to the test!! PA takes a whole month out of the year to subject 3-8 grade students to this test!
Yesterday the House and Senate passed the second largest spending bill in US history and today President Trump signed it, after indicating he may veto it. He said he was forced to sign it in order to rebuild the military, but warned Congress that he would never sign such a bill again. Only five US House members from PA voted against it and Senator Casey voted ‘yea,’ while Senator Toomey did not vote.
The GOP has promised to defund Planned Parenthood, but they have failed to keep that promise. The release of the $1.3 trillion omnibus bill that would fund the government through the end of the year is further evidence of their lack of resolve in this issue! Taxpayer dollars used for killing babies is not okay!! Let your congressman know your thoughts.
An Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior has been thrown out of his “Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Salvation” class because he believes there are only two sexes – male and female – and his professor does not appreciate this view! Instead she has contacted the Provost, who has in turn sent a letter of reprimand to the student demanding that he write a written apology to the professor for his “disrespectful behavior” and offer a verbal apology to the class, then sit down and listen as his fellow students and the professor express their feelings “during Lake’s disrespectful and disruptive outbursts.”
In the past courts sided with parents unless there was evidence of child abuse or neglect, but that can no longer be guaranteed. Increasingly courts are not viewing parents as those who know best for their children and are siding more on the “rights of the child.” A Parental Rights Amendment to the US Constitution must be added in order to protect parental rights. Right now a bill has been introduced in Harrisburg that would go a long way to protecting parental rights. A rally in support of those rights will be held at the State Capitol on April 10th.
HR 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, overwhelming passed in the US House by a vote of 388 to 25. This bill would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act which has been misinterpreted by the courts to protect websites which allow classified ads linked to sex trafficking. That was never the intention of the supporters of this section and must be amended.
The congressional seat in PA’s 18th District has been vacant since October 2017 when Tim Murphy resigned. Voters will determine who finishes out his term on March 13th. Turnout by educated voters is crucial in this race. The AFA of PA has contacted the candidates and created a voter guide asking crucial questions dealing with abortion, special rights for homosexuals and transgenders, First Amendment rights of pastors, etc. Don’t live in the 18th Congressional District? Feel free to share with someone you know who does.
WW Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg has been in business for 37 years. They will be closing their doors on March 30th because of unrelenting attacks by homosexual activists over the past four years. This truly exposes how very intolerant are those who are crying tolerance the loudest. Christians should be permitted to run their businesses according to their Christian beliefs. Thank Victoria Miller for standing strong and being an example to us all.