For Immediate Release: June 26, 2015
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078
News Release-Three Hours After SCOTUS Decision Harrisburg Newspaper Begins Persecution
(Harrisburg) — As was predicted by the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), after the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) marriage decision handed down today, persecution and the silencing of those who believe in natural marriage would begin in earnest. Less than three hours after the decision was announced, Pennlive, the Harrisburg area news organization, has announced a change in op-eds and letters to the editor stating, ” As a result of Friday’s ruling, PennLive/The Patriot-News will very strictly limit op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage.”
“Already we see evidence right in our state that we will lose our First Amendment right of free speech simply because we do not agree with today’s SCOTUS decision and understand the historic definition of marriage. What better way to say all are on board with this decision than to silence the voices of those not in agreement?” questioned Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
This newspaper organization is equating homosexuality to race — a big mistake as race is immutable or unchangeable and homosexuality is changeable as evidenced by the thousands who have left the lifestyle. PennLive/The Patriot-News has bought into the lie! The Virginia v Loving Supreme Court decision did not change the definition of marriage as it was still between one man and one woman, unlike today’s decision which turns the definition upside down and distorts the very meaning of marriage.
“Penn/Live/The Patriot-News wants to end the debate, but it has only just begun. Five unelected Justices of the Supreme Court cannot redefine true marriage anymore than one unelected judge in Pennsylvania can. Marriage is still and always will be between one man and one woman. As pointed out in Justice Scalia’s dissenting opinion, America has always been about the freedom to debate an issue. To stifle that debate is to stifle the American way. However, we will see an increase in persecution against those who hold the traditional view of marriage, as evidenced by the newspaper’s change in policy. This decision is not a march to progress, but the exact opposite,” noted Gramley.
One last note: the newspaper’s editorial states, ” . . . the United States took another step toward the ideal of equality envisioned by its founders.” That is a very ironic statement as sodomy was illegal in each of the thirteen colonies because the Founding Fathers fully understood acceptance of this sin against nature and nature’s God was dangerous to the country.
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