Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled that Christian bakers cannot turn down a pro-homosexual “marriage” message, but a baker that supports same-sex “marriage” can turn down a pro-Biblical marriage message because it is hateful and bigoted. By the way, Colorado has an “anti-discrimination” law that includes the words “sexual orientation” and that is what was used to sue Masterpiece Cake. Here in PA, if HB 300 or SB 30 is passed we will see the same type attacks against Christian business owners.
The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide organization advocating for the freedom of religion, applauds Governor Pence for doing the right thing and signing into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), modeled after the 1993 federal law passed unanimously in the US House, by a vote of 97-3 in the US Senate and signed by President Bill Clinton.
Today the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide group that seeks to protect the original intent of the Constitution, thanked the Lehigh County Commissioners for not giving in to pressure from the anti-religious Freedom From Religion Foundation to remove a cross from the county seal.
If you haven’t heard yet, your County Commissioners — all nine of them — told the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) “NO” when asked to remove the cross from the county seal!
As our nation takes time to reflect today on the terrorist attacks upon us thirteen years ago, we have been reminded this week that the attacks upon our American principles and her history do not just happen through the efforts of small groups on passenger jets. We were attacked physically on September 11, 2001 resulting in the loss of thousands of lives, but our founding principles, our basic beliefs are also under attack by those who are attempting to rewrite our nation’s history in an effort to create a God-less America. We can look all around us to see the results of pushing God out of the public square and it’s not a pretty picture!
Last night the Allegheny County Council voted 8-6 to prohibit the posting of our Nation’s Motto — In God We Trust — the Bill of Rights, E Pluribus Unum and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s motto — Virtue, Liberty and Independence. All Democrats present except one, Bill Robinson, voted against the resolution that would have allowed the posting of the above mentioned. John Palmiere, a Democrat from Baldwin who was a sponsor, did not attend the meeting. Additionally, Democrat Dr. Charles Martoni, a co-sponsor of the resolution, voted against it saying the more he “looked at it”, the more he saw that it was unnecessary.
This evening Allegheny County Council is considering Resolution 8376-14 which would allow the posting of our Nation’s Motto “In God We Trust” and the Bill of Rights in the Gold Room, where the Allegheny County Council meets in the Allegheny County Courthouse. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocate for the First Amendment, has contacted Allegheny County Council members asking them to support this patriotic statement.
Thanks to your efforts, the Allegheny County Government Reform Committee voted 5 to 1 to advance Resolution (8376-14) to the full Council for a vote at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 9th. Remember, if passed, this would allow the posting of “In God We Trust” as well as the Bill of Rights in the Council Chambers. So . . . how many emails did it take to impact this committee? Last week, in a period of 72 hours, Council members received 28 e-mails in support of the motto and two emails opposing the motto. That’s all . . . but don’t wait for someone else to send an email asking for a “Yea” vote on Resolution (8376-14). This time, let’s try to make it 50 emails in support!
Freedom from Religion Foundation — you know, the ones who target prayer by students, the National Day of Prayer, restaurants which offer churchgoers discounts on Sunday, etc. — filed a lawsuit against the IRS in 2012 demanding that the Obama Administration delve deep into preaching from the pulpit to ensure that pastors, priests, and parishioners don’t say anything within the four walls of a church that could be construed as political.
On July 1, 2014, Allegheny County Councilwoman, Sue Means introduced a resolution to have our National Motto, “In God We Trust,” displayed in the Allegheny County Council Chambers, Resolution #8376-14. This resolution proposes the posting of the National Motto along with the Bill of Rights.