One must wonder who is in charge in the United States House of Representatives. In recent days it has been revealed that “currently” Congressmen are not permitted to say “Merry Christmas” or Happy New Year” in any correspondence mailed using taxpayer dollars. It is permissible to say “Happy Holidays” or happy new year, but nothing else is permissible! This is the determination of the “Franking Committee.” So . . . just who/what is the “Franking Committee?”
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Macys in Texas that fired a Christian employee because she refused to allow a ‘transgender woman’ to use the women’s fitting room. The 27 year old San Antonio College student said the person claimed to be a woman, but it was quite evident it was a man in makeup and woman’s clothing. Now the report of another such incident has arisen. What about Pennsylvania’s Macy stores? Is it safe for a woman or young girl to go into one of their fitting rooms? Apparently Macys has an anti-discrimination policy which includes “gender identity.”
H.Res.489 was introduced on December 7th by Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO), a Member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus. It expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.
Last Thursday Pennsylvania’s US Senators Bob Casey, Jr. and Pat Toomey joined the majority of their fellow Senators and voted ‘yea’ on the National Defense Authorization Act. Since they’ve passed the bill, now we can know what’s in it! It was found that on page 174 of the bill there is a repeal of Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. A repeal of this article will permit sodomy and bestiality in the military.
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) is the lead sponsor of HR 2070, the World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011. During a congressional hearing last month the Obama administration announced its objection to this bill which ” . . . direct(s) the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the Nation on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day.” So . . . the President opposes this!
The Nomination of Caitlin Halligan to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals amounts to extraordinary circumstances, given her extreme positions on a variety of issues.
On November 15 HB 149, a bill to authorize ‘In God We Trust” license plates in Pennsylvania, passed in the State House by a vote of 196 – 0. It is now in the Senate Transportation Committee.
The delay in House action on SB 732 has been to attempt to make some reasonable accommodation of the State Senate’s position on the bill. House Floor Leader Mike Turzai said the House was attempting to make such an accommodation to avoid delaying SB 732 even further. Because when passed in the House and sent to the Senate they could amend SB 732 and thereby send it to a conference committee with even more delays than what have been occurring.
Word from Dr. Scott Lively from Springfield, MA: Two days ago a Marxist group called Arise for Social Justice (an Acorn affiliate, I believe) placed a large advertisement in the Springfield Republican newspaper attacking me and our church, Holy Grounds Coffee House. One of our church members confirmed that Arise was responsible for this ad, and was told that Arise has made its mission to drive our ministry, and me personally, out of Springfield.
Word out of Washington, DC indicate that Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Dianne Feinstein, sponsor of S 598, will attach it to the Defense Authorization Act. This is the annual bill which funds our military! Remember S598 is the bill which would overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). It was just voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee along party lines last Thursday and now liberal Democrats are trying to attach it to a must pass bill.