Abington Township Petition
November 30, 2011 - Update - A new so-called"anti-discrimination" ordinance was up for discussion at the Public Affairs Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 30th at 7:30 p.m. with a vote scheduled as to whether to hold a public hearing in January. However, on Monday, Commissioner Lori Schreiber suggested she wanted to discuss and consider a possible alternative ordinance, modeled after what was introduced in Jenkintown.
FYI - Do you live in Abington Township in Montgomery County? On January 13, 2011 the Board of Commissioners voted down a so-called anti-discrimination ordinance by a vote of 10-5. This ordinance contained "sexual orientation and gender identity" language and would have created a township human relations commission to enforce the ordinance (see paragraph 3 for real world consequences of the passage of such ordinances). The AFA of PA commends the Commissioners for their strong stand against this discriminatory ordinance.
However, within four days of this vote the group Abington Against Discrimination and Defamation or Abington ADD was formed. They have been very busy handing out flyers and writing letters to the editor condemning the Commissioners' vote. Their first official meeting was held at a local church on January 23rd.
In real life passage of these ordinances mean men who think they are women must be permitted to use the women's restroom in all pubic accommodations and the women's locker room/shower facilities at the local Y, pool or health club. Businesses would be forced to hire such sexually confused individuals. In places where such ordinances have passed, the Boy Scouts have been prohibited from using government facilities or local parks because of their ban on open homosexual leaders or members. Christian photographers have been fined for not wanting to photograph a homosexual 'commitment' ceremony and a church camp ground lost tax exempt status on part of its property because it refused to allow two lesbians to use its gazebo for their 'commitment' ceremony.
Sign the petition and the AFA of PA will deliver your concerns to the Abington Township Commissioners. In the meantime, give Board President Carol DiJoseph a call at 215-884-4858; also call your commissioner to express your concerns.
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Jim Schneller, Yes
Frank Hierholzer, No
Raymond Re, No
Mr.&Mrs. Joseph S Stewart, Yes
Janet Hague, No
Bill Tribley, Yes
Frank Viola, No