Chairman of the House State Government Committee, Representative Daryl Metcalfe, has been under attack since December 5th because he once again asked Democratic chair Matt Bradford to not touch him. This has caused an uproar among homosexual activists with Equality PA, SEIU, the Pennsylvania Democrat Party and Governor Tom Wolf demanding his removal from the chairman’s seat. They claim this is further proof that he is a “homophobic bigot” not qualified for the chairmanship of this committee. Metcalfe did not accuse Bradford, a married father of four, of being a homosexual, but simply asked him to stop touching him.
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.