The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values group and an advocate for the First Amendment, has contacted Beaver Area School District superintendent Dr. Carrie Rowe and asked her take to up First Liberty Institute’s offer to sit down and discuss how the school district might provide for religious expression in the future. Graduation Day on June 2nd should have been a happy time for all graduating seniors, but when one’s speech has been censored by the administration that takes away from the significant milestone in a student’s life.
Tonight those city council members who were elected to uphold the Constitution chose instead to ignore it and deny its very existence. City Council has voted to remove the war memorial because atheists found part of it offensive — the Tyrants Bench with a paraphrase of William Penn’s quote “Men who aren’t governed by God will be governed by tyrants.” The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), an advocate for the First Amendment and the Founding Fathers understanding of it, is appalled that not one city council member had the courage to stand up against the bullies from the American Atheists, but instead gave in to their unconstitutional demands.
In September the US Commission on Civil Rights issued a 306 page briefing report entitled “Peaceful Co-Existence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties.” The report examined the balance struck by federal courts in claims for religious exemptions from nondiscrimination laws.
As Mat Staver with Liberty Counsel said, “This is the most divisive and culturally destructive issue to face America since the Supreme Court’s abortion decision in Roe v. Wade. The difference between the Supreme Court’s 1973 abortion decision and this one is the coercive nature of it. As horrific as Roe v. Wade is, that Supreme Court decision did not force people to participate in abortion. A decision that says same-sex marriage is a constitutional right will result in coercion against religious freedom and conscience rights. “
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.
From a January 14, 2014 Baltimore Sun article: “Bruce Hake, of Union Bridge, and Neil Ridgely, of Finksburg, are suing the county because they believe the commissioners’ sectarian prayers violate the so-called “Religion Clauses” of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which has been historically interpreted to prohibit the establishment of a national religion by Congress or the preference of the government for one religion over another.
On Monday the US Senate will resume consideration of and vote on S815 — the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Like so many bills in Washington, DC it sounds so good and wholesome, but nothing could be further from the truth!
Passage of this bill would give special protections to homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders, forcing even Christian employers to hire them or face a fine. It would also have a chilling effect upon the First Amendment rights of those who oppose same-sex marriage and other components of the homosexual agenda.
Increasingly the religious freedoms of Christian military personnel is under assault whether it be chaplains who feel harassed for not endorsing homosexuality or the US Government ordering Bibles be burned in Afghanistan. On July 10th a letter was sent to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta asking for an explanation to recent actions taken by the Department of Defense (DoD). The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) was pleased to see one Pennsylvania Congressman’s name on the letter, but wonders where the other eighteen were. The AFA of PA thanks Congressman Mike Kelly for signing onto the letter to Leon Panetta and standing for the religious freedoms of our soldiers, sailors and Marines.
On Sunday June 10th Philadelphia was trashed and our Founding Fathers were insulted; did anyone notice? The Philadelphia “Gay Pride” Parade and Festival were held on Sunday. The parade route carried it along Market Street in front of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Pavilion. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is appalled that such an activity insulting our Founding Fathers could be allowed to take place there.
It appears that Democrat leadership in the Senate is planning to bring the ultra-liberal judicial nominee Jesse Furman to a vote TODAY.
Furman is a US District Court nominee for the Southern District of New York – but he is easily the worst nominee since Goodwin Liu and Victoria Nourse, and as you will see below and attached he has a horrendous record.