Almost 100 legislators have signed onto bills in the State House and State Senate that would add “sexual orientation and gender identity or expression” to the PA Human Relations Act. These bi-partisan bills (HB 300 and SB 300) are very misleading and most legislators, nor the general population, understand the full impact passage of such a law would have on Pennsylvania citizens. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), in an effort to educate the sponsors of these bills, has contacted them with a simple question: “Last month Facebook added over fifty additional gender identities to their gender options. If a bill you support, HB 300/SB300, becomes law will these also be included as protected classes under the “Gender Identity or expression” component of the bill?”
Philly.com is lamenting that “Equality Forum” has opened in an “unchanged” Pennsylvania — meaning they are unhappy that PA has not legalized same-sex “marriage” or changed the PA Human Relations Act to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” language. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values group, would like to remind the Philadelphia Inquirer and others in Philadelphia that the majority of Pennsylvanians would be offended by what is presented at his week’s Equality Forum.
Today the Episcopal Church voted to take the first step in following the United Church of Christ off the heretical cliff to equate same-sex so-called marriages with God’s plan for marriage by approving a same-sex ” blessing rite” which includes prayers, an exchange of vows and rings. Additionally, they gave a green light for pastoral leadership to those who believe God placed them in the wrong body at birth. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) notes this is yet another example of American denominations forsaking God’s Word and taking the easy path to political correctness.
On Friday President Obama held a reception in honor of “LGBT Pride Month,” further pandering to his homosexual base in his bid for re-election. On May 9th he had announced his evolution was complete and he now personally supports same-gender so-called marriage. Since then attacks on natural marriage have increased, including one attack taking place in the White House last Friday. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), an advocate for traditional marriage, continues to be concerned about America’s children as the framework in which they do best is disintegrating.
Last week the University of Pennsylvania announced, beginning July 1st, they will cover the cost of sex change surgery for their “transgender” employees. The school had already extended such insurance coverage for sexually confused students in the fall of 2010. Two days after the school’s announcement, students from the University of Pennsylvania joined students from Temple University and the Community College of Philadelphia to march through the streets of Philly protesting higher education cuts of $249 million in Governor Corbett’s budget.
The first mistake was in February 2008 when a Family Court judge ordered the Philadelphia Youth Study Center (YSC) to give hormone treatments to a young man who wanted to live and dress as a young woman. In addition, they were to call him by the female name by which he had chosen to be called. The Center failed to carry out these orders, additionally overlooking verbal and apparent physical abuse.
As yet another municipality in southeastern Pennsylvania is “encouraged” to pass a so-called anti-discrimination ordinance, the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-family group, has contacted each Council Member in the Borough of Conshohocken in Montgomery County warning them of the real world ramifications of the passage of such ordinances in other parts of the country.
Last December the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) joined others in signing onto a statement condemning the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPCL) for falsely listing pro-family groups as hate groups. Within days of that statement appearing as full page ads in two Washington, DC newspapers, the AFA of PA received a letter from J. Richard Cohen, President and CEO of the SPLC.
Each year since October 11, 1987 homosexual activists groups encourage individuals, some as young as eleven, to ‘come out’ as homosexual, bisexual or transgender. This is an effort to “prove” that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are “everywhere”.
A Cleveland, Ohio man does not understand why women are upset that he wants to change clothes in the women’s locker room at the local city pool.