The Christian owners of two businesses in central PA are being attacked because they do not want to embrace and celebrate a lifestyle they believe is sinful. The Inne at the Abingtons in Lackawanna County has turned away a lesbian couple who wants to use their facility for their “wedding” and W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg has turned away another lesbian couple who wants to buy wedding gowns. Such situations will be used to push for passage of two homosexual special rights bills, but they expose the real reason homosexual activists are pushing for passage of HB and SB 300, notes the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), an organization advocating for natural marriage and religious freedom.
American Family Studios’ first feature length film — “Summer Snow” — is scheduled to air three times on the UP — Uplifting Entertainment — channel – beginning this evening.
The Lackawanna County business, the Inne at the Abingtons, has told a lesbian couple that they cannot hold their “wedding” ceremony at their facility. The Columbia County business, W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg, has told another lesbian couple that they do not serve same-sex couples. Bloomsburg is the home of Bloomsburg University, so it is much more liberal than North Abington Township in Lackawanna County, the home of the Inne at the Abingtons. Homosexual activists are pulling out all the stops as they zero in on the W.W. Bridal Boutique, determined to make them change their policy or put them out of business as they did Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon.
Remember Justina Pelletier? She’s the 15 year old who was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease in 2012. In February 2013 she was taken to Boston’s Children’s Hospital because of the flu. There her diagnosis was replaced with somatoform disorder, a psychiatric condition. When her parents disagreed, Justina was removed from their custody and the next month a judge granted the Department of Children and Families permanent custody of Justina. Her regular medical team nor her parents were able to convince the State of Massachusetts that they were wrong. This nightmare went on for 490 days, while Justina’s physical condition continued to deteriorate. She is now safely home with her parents and under the care of her regular medical team.
Here in the US parents are losing the right to raise their own children.
One new enlistee with the Missouri National Guard is frightened to be in the same room with Bibles — Gideon Bibles are the most dangerous ones! He complained to an organization of which he is a member — the American Atheist Association — saying, “Many people had taken the religious literature including recruits as well as those beginning the enlistment procedures. I was not approached by anyone with the literature, though it was quite prominently displayed on the shelf.”
Rev. Frank Schaefer was the pastor of the Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon when, in 2007, he officiated at his son’s same-sex “wedding.” Schaefer said he was answering to a higher law when he agreed to marry his son and his partner. However, this is directly against the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline, although they and other denominations are under increased pressure to “change the rules.”
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) should really be renamed “The Freedom From Christianity Foundation,” since its primary target is the Christian faith – although in the past they also have demanded the removal of the Star of David from a Holocaust memorial. They must not know who the primary targets of the Nazis were anymore than they know the Christian history of the establishment of this nation.
The basic question is does the Constitution give the federal government the authority to intervene in education in any way? Nowhere in Article 1, Section 8 is that power included in the list of powers given to Congress. Article II does not give that power to the Executive nor does Article III give it to the Judiciary.
Back in October 2009 President Obama cast insurance companies as obstacles to change interested only in preserving their own “profits and bonuses” and willing to “bend the truth or break it” to stop his drive to remake the nation’s health care system. The report, issued by America’s Health Insurance Plans, concluded that premiums would rise 18 percent more under provisions of a Senate bill than they would otherwise in the next decade, to an average of nearly $26,000 for families and $9,700 for individuals in 2019. The White House dismissed the study as “deeply flawed” and noted that it did not account for subsidies in the bill to help people who could not afford insurance.
Since the 1950′s Kinsey Report, the homosexual population in the US has been touted at being ten percent. This misleading report was based on faulty data. According to Dr. Judith Reisman, “Eighty-seven percent of his subjects were sex addicts, homosexuals, criminals, rapists, prostitutes, pedophiles and prisoners.” Thanks to an unrelenting pro-gay media campaign, in 2011 Gallup asked people how many Americans were homosexual, most guessed 25%. Now the truth has been exposed in a new Centers for Disease Control National Health Interview Survey which shows less than 3 percent of the US population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual and homosexual activists are “distressed” over the news.