Today a three judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that subsidies to assist individuals in purchasing healthcare, if they qualify based on their income, are only intended to be dispersed to individuals who purchase a plan on an exchange that was created by their state. However, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals also ruled today that the subsidies were intended for individuals on a state or federally created exchange. Same issue – two different rulings could place this on the docket of the US Supreme Court next term or it could be heard before the entire DC Circuit Court where the decision would probably be the exact opposite of that handed down today by that court’s panel. Why? It’s called court packing.
The issuance of President Obama’s most recent executive order adding the words “sexual orientation and gender identity” to two previous executive orders — 11246, signed by President Lyndon Johnson on September 24, 1965 and 11478 signed by President Nixon on August 8, 1969 shows his continued bowing to pressure from homosexual activists and his inability to distinguish between changeable and unchangeable characteristics i.e. race/ethnicity are unchangeable while homosexuality is changeable.
The cloture vote on S2578 was defeated in the Senate by a vote of 56-43. It was introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in response to the US Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case which found that the contraception mandate of Obamacare violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide religious freedom organization, is concerned that Senator Robert Casey, Jr. not only signed on as a co-sponsor yesterday, but voted for taking away religious freedom today.
Democrats and homosexual activists are outraged the US Supreme Court sided with religious freedom in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods Specialties case. The outrage has extended to homosexual groups removing their support for the Employment Non-discrimination Act (ENDA) because it contains a religious exemption. Additionally, Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper asked that her name be removed from a letter she had signed asking President Obama to include a religious exemption in his anticipated executive order dealing with federal contractors and the hiring of homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders.
Last week Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper signed a letter to President Obama asking that he include religious exemptions in his anticipated executive order pertaining to employees who identify as homosexual. Due to the increased fallout from the US Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and with homosexual groups announcing their removal of support for the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), Dahlkemper has changed her mind and no longer supports religious freedom for those organizations that may contract with the federal government.
Last week Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper supported religious organizations who contract with the federal government from being forced to hire homosexuals and transgenders. In light of the US Supreme Court decision upholding Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom, she has joined the many others who have now changed sides on the issue and wants her name removed from a letter sent last week to President Obama. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide religious freedom group, has emailed Ms. Dahlkemper expressing their disappointment in her decision.
Theresa Santai-Gaffney , Schuylkill County Register of Wills, has not given up her efforts to challenge the decision of Judge John E. Jones III to legalize same-sex “marriage” in Pennsylvania. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocate for natural marriage, applauds and fully supports her efforts.
Above the names of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence are these words “”For the support of this Declaration, with firm Reliance on the Protection of the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
Communication 238 years ago was not what it is today — no cell phone, internet, Twitter, Facebook or email. The following information is based on tradition and cannot readily be verified, but I can’t help but think these stories are based on fact. By signing the Declaration of Independence , they instantly became traitors to the British Crown — their government.
Efforts on both the federal level – the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) — and the state level — HB 300 and SB 300 — are misguided and dangerous. They would add actual or perceived “sexual orientation and gender identity ” to anti-discrimination laws. The talking points from homosexual activists are they can be fired or kicked out of their apartments simply for who they are. They are strangely silent on the bathroom issue.
Inaction on the part of Governor Corbett and the majority of legislators to counter the unconstitutional actions of an unelected judge resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania last week. News account saying Pennsylvania legalized same-sex marriage are an exaggeration of what actually happened — Judge John E. Jones III legalized same-sex “marriage,” not Pennsylvanians or their elected representatives. On May 20th, PA’s primary election day, an unelected judge flexed his unrestrained muscle and struck down our constitutionally passed Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).