The end of November, the City of Franklin received an email from a family in a neighboring town complaining about the Nativity display that had been present in the city’s Bandstand Park for as long as anyone could remember. To press the issue of a possible violation of the separation of church and state, the author of the email, who simply signed it “RM, SJ and family,” cc’d the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Wisconsin based atheist group. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is headquartered in Franklin and immediately began offering information to the mayor and city manager.
Christmas must be around the corner as assaults on the holiday are mounting. Can government entities put up a Christmas display that includes Baby Jesus? Can schools allow children to sing Christmas carols or students to hand out Christmas cards? You may be surprised by the answer!
Christmas must be getting close as atheists are out to take away the Reason for the Season – Jesus Christ. Another group of atheists is upset about a quote on a bench. By the way, the quote is very similar to one of William Penn’s!!
PA Senate leadership is the only thing standing in the way of a vote in the full Senate that would give public schools the green light to post the National Motto In God We Trust in their buildings.
Franklin Graham’s Decision American Tour is coming to Harrisburg from noon till 1:00 today at Soldiers & Sailors Grove (501 N. 3rd Street) in Harrisburg to hold a prayer rally for our nation.
Before Monday night’s football game all members of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins not only stood for the National Anthem, but stepped forward to assist the military in holding the giant US Flag.
Homosexual activists are targeting Christian colleges and universities which have taken advantage of the component of Title IX that allows them to seek a waiver if adhering to government policies goes against their religious teachings. These activists are seeking to intimidate these schools by posting their names on a “Shame List.” Lancaster Bible College is on that list!
At first homosexuals asked to be left alone to live their lives. They continued demanding more and more, until finally they demanded “marriage equality.” Last year the US Supreme Court handed them that demand and still they want more — to force all to accept and celebrate their lifestyle choice. Evidence of this is in the attacks on churches, colleges and organizations which adhere to the Biblical definition of sexuality and marriage. The latest example is the listing of Lancaster Bible College on Campus Pride’s ‘Shame List.’
This bill encourages the display of our national motto and the Bill of Rights in classrooms and other areas of public school buildings. This is already settled law; the Supreme Court has ruled as recently as 2010 that our motto is a “secular phrase” reflecting our spiritual and patriotic heritage and, does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, but many schools are still hesitant to post our national motto for fear of an ACLU lawsuit!
Fourth verse of the “Star-Spangled Banner:” “O thus be it ever when free men shall stand,
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation;
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land,
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just;
And this be our motto ‘IN GOD IS OUR TRUST’!
And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave,
Over the land of the free and the home of the brave!”