Family Association of Pennsylvania
For Immediate Release: June 25, 2019
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078
PA Statewide Leader to Speak at Press Event in Front of US Supreme Court Building
(Harrisburg) – Diane Gramley, President of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), will take part in a press event in front of the US Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC tomorrow June 26 at 10:30 a.m. This is the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to force all states to legalize so-called same- sex marriage by judicial fiat. Purposes of the event are to rally against the unconstitutional Obergefell decision and to expose the lies upon which it is based and the lies upon which HR 5, the Equality Act is based.
Gramley will be joined by fellow activists, pastors, former homosexuals, former transgenders and other concerned citizens.
Her comments are as follows: June 26, 2015, to borrow the words of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is a day that shall live in infamy. That day the United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision redefined the ages old definition of marriage as between man and woman. The Court in its “wisdom” decided to expand it to include same-sex couples.
How can it be that the same five justices – Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomoyor, and Stephen Breyer, who ruled against the federal DOMA in 2013 on the basis that the definition of domestic relations belonged to the states alone, could just two years later completely reverse their stance and with the Obergefell ruling declare that the definition of marriage was entirely a federal matter? In a sane world – it cannot be.
These five justices declared in the DOMA ruling that to take the definition of marriage out of the states’ hands would be a ‘federal intrusion on state power’ and that it would be, ‘a violation of the Constitution because it disrupts the federal balance.’ So, in the very words of the United States Supreme Court in 2013, their 2015 gay marriage ruling is unconstitutional and therefore – illegal.
Legal experts who understand the Constitution agree the Supreme Court is directly contradicting its reasoning from the 2013 DOMA decision to the 2015 Obergefell decision.
Can the Court now define what forms of identity are protected by the Constitution? If so, all Americans should be greatly concerned.
In 2015 ADF legal counsel Douglas Wardlow said, “. . . the rationale used to impose homosexual marriage opens the door to a lot of different problems. Because now the law seems to state, “whatever you want the world to look like, you can make it look like that.”
Chief Justice John Roberts: After collecting anti-religious name-calling passages from the majority opinion in Obergefell, put a finer point on things sarcastically writing:
“The majority graciously suggests that religious believers may continue to ‘advocate’ and ‘teach’ their views of marriage. The First Amendment guarantees, however, the freedom to ‘exercise‘ religion. Ominously, that is not a word the majority uses.”
And we’ve seen what has happened the past four years as the courts have been used to attack all those who do not believe marriage can be redefined to include same-sex couples. Christian business owners have been attacked for exercising their freedom of religion and freedom of conscious. LGBTQ activists have hijacked the civil rights movement claiming they are born that way equating perverse sexual practices with skin color and ethnicity. Now they are trying to get their perversion protected through the so-called Equality Act.
Jack Phillips, Melissa and Aaron Klein, Baronelle Stutzman have become household names as they have been primary targets of LGBTQ activists and their allies in government. But they are not alone in being attacked for their belief that marriage is only between one man and one woman. No, LGBTQ activists are determined to “convince” everyone that so-called same-sex marriage is good and whether you like it or not you will be forced to comply and celebrate their perversion with them. From wedding dress makers like WW Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg, PA to bed and breakfast owners to photographers, if you don’t comply with the demands of LGBTQ activists in their quest for dominance you will also be attacked and demonized.
Even as the 1857 Supreme Court made a bad ruling in the Dred Scott decision, which was later overturned, we pray the same will happen here. Obergefell must go!” Our nation’s future depends upon this decision being overturned.
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