AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation. This is some of what has been going on in the Commonwealth and the nation.
Last night Allentown City Council ignored scientific facts and voted unanimously to ban needed therapy for minors. According to the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), this only proves they do not understand the issue, but are willing to bow to pressure from LGBT activists and ignore the needs of its own citizens with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA). The decision leaves parents and minor children with SSA or gender confusion without hope of finding help within their own city. What therapy will city council target next?
Tonight Allentown City Council is scheduled to vote on Bill No. 40-2017 which would take away the parental rights of the citizens of that city who may have a child with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender confusion. If the bill becomes law those parents could no longer seek counseling for their child in Allentown because any therapist who offered help would lose his or her license by that simple act. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide organization advocating for children, has contacted Mayor Ed Pawlowski and City Council with information they need to consider before voting tonight.
Allentown is poised to take away the parental rights of those with children who have unwanted same-sex attraction or who are confused about their gender. Such a step would trap these minors in a lifestyle they are trying to avoid and lead to a feeling of hopelessness. Talk therapy is not abuse!
AFA of PA Weekly Update now available.
Last night the Allentown City Council voted to extend medical benefits to partners of a limited number of same-sex employees – both current and retired. The decision currently only affects members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and non-union managers and supervisors.
Allentown is facing financial woes, yet is considering extending domestic partner benefits to homosexuals. The Mayor has proposed a 40 percent increase in the earned income tax to help pay for this.