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.
Today Governor Tom Corbett signed long-awaited changes to Pennsylvania’s child abuse laws. These bills were passed in response to the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is pleased that the Governor has now signed these into law, but is concerned that two other bills that have been introduced in the House and Senate will undermine aspects of these new laws.