News Release
For Immediate Release:  January 19, 2012
Contact:  Diane Gramley   1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355

Traditional Values Group Listed in PA Inter-Agency Task Force on Civil Tension ‘Bias Incidents’ Report – Why?

(Harrisburg)  In November the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values group which advocates for natural marriage, family and children, criticized the US Department of Education for its criticism of the Penn State/Sandusky homosexual predator scandal.     Today the criticism by the AFA of PA will be discussed at the PA Inter-Agency Task Force on Civil Tension meeting as our criticism made page 3 of the recently released report of ‘bias incidents.’

“This is yet another example of political correctness gone amuck.  Our attempt in November was to expose the efforts of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to encourage schools across the country to establish gay straight alliance clubs which many times places impressionable students in harm’s way by validating the dangerous homosexual lifestyle and puts them in contact with outside homosexual groups and individuals.  Then he turns around and criticizes Penn State for not being more careful in monitoring Sandusky.  It really seems that Secretary Duncan does not fully understand what he is advocating,” remarked Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.

On June 14 Secretary Duncan sent a “Dear Colleague” letter  to federally funded schools across the country advising them to allow the establishment school clubs, especially gay straight alliance clubs in order to ” help ensure that all students, including LGBT and gender nonconforming students, have a safe place to learn, meet, share experiences, and discuss matters that are important to them.”

“Perhaps Pennsylvania’s tax dollars could be better used than listing efforts by a child advocacy group to protect school students from US DOE attempts to  get kids into gay straight alliance clubs.  Any “interagency tension” created by our November 17th news release was created by the PA Inter-Agency Task Force on Civil Tension itself, not the AFA of PA,” Gramley concluded.

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