Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) has introduced a resolution, H. Res. 476, which denounces the use of federal coercion to lure states into adopting the Common Core Standards. On the Senate side, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) has introduced S. Res. 345. These resolutions also emphasize the importance of local control of education.
It’s again time to pray for the Romeike family who fled Germany with their children in order to freely homeschool them in the United States. They were originally granted temporary asylum by an immigration judge in 2010, but the Obama administration appealed that decision and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the immigration judge’s decision.
Saturday’s announcement by US Attorney General Eric Holder regarding same-sex so-called marriage further illustrates the Obama Administration’s attack on natural marriage and the effort to redefine that institution in all 50 states. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocate for natural one man one woman marriage, is appalled that the executive branch of the federal government continues to try to impose its views on those states which define marriage the way it has been defined since the founding of this nation.
Girl Scouts’ curriculum for girls, sold and promoted by every local Girl Scout council, recommends pro-abortion role models/organizations such as Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Geraldine Ferraro, Hillary Clinton, Amnesty Intl., Population Council, ACLU and National Organization For Women (NOW). In addition, the Journey books remind girls that they are counted among the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts or WAGGGS’ 10 million members.
On Black Friday the IRS announced a rule change and started a public comment period to allow Americans to express their views on the changes. Not surprising, with Christmas shopping and other preparations for the upcoming church and family activities, the proposed rule change went unnoticed for weeks as the public comment period clock continued to count down. It was not until the middle of January that the public became aware of these proposed changes.
It is tragic, but not really surprising, that the Boy Scouts continue being targeted. It was not enough that last May, in an effort to appease homosexual activists and their allies, the Boy Scouts voted to allow boys who identify as homosexual. However, the effort to force them to allow homosexual leaders has continued under the radar screen.
The story out of French Creek Boy Scout Council headquartered in Erie County is the exact reason why homosexuals should not be Scout leaders. Last year the Boy Scouts succumbed to pressure from corporate sponsors, who felt it was more important to obtain a perfect score from the likes of the homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign in their Corporate Equality Index, than it was to protect and help the Boy Scouts uphold their oath to be “morally straight.” On May 23rd the Boy Scouts voted to allow open homosexual boys in its ranks. However, some corporations and United Way chapters continue the push for open homosexual Scout leaders. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), has contacted United Way chapters across the state asking their position on the issue.