The First Amendment of the US Constitution hangs in the balance. Will homosexual activists get their way in their demand that every American affirm their relationship or will the US Supreme Court uphold the religious freedom of Christian business owners who do not want to use their God-given talents to help celebrate something they view as sinful?
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued two very important memos addressing Title VII and religious freedom. Both of these had been misinterpreted over the last eight years which resulted in misrepresenting what the original intents of the authors of Title VII and the First Amendment were. These memos bring common sense back into these documents.
AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation. This is some of what has been going on in the Commonwealth and the nation.
A former US Marshall who is now in Pennsylvania’s State Senate is fed up with the anti-American NFL protests surrounding the National Motto and says they cannot go “unrebuked.” Senator Mike Regan, Republican from York County, is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for a resolution condemning the anti-American protests on the gridiron the weekend of September 23rd and 24th.
The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide traditional values group and an advocate for the First Amendment, has contacted Beaver Area School District superintendent Dr. Carrie Rowe and asked her take to up First Liberty Institute’s offer to sit down and discuss how the school district might provide for religious expression in the future. Graduation Day on June 2nd should have been a happy time for all graduating seniors, but when one’s speech has been censored by the administration that takes away from the significant milestone in a student’s life.
Tonight those city council members who were elected to uphold the Constitution chose instead to ignore it and deny its very existence. City Council has voted to remove the war memorial because atheists found part of it offensive — the Tyrants Bench with a paraphrase of William Penn’s quote “Men who aren’t governed by God will be governed by tyrants.” The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), an advocate for the First Amendment and the Founding Fathers understanding of it, is appalled that not one city council member had the courage to stand up against the bullies from the American Atheists, but instead gave in to their unconstitutional demands.
In September the US Commission on Civil Rights issued a 306 page briefing report entitled “Peaceful Co-Existence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties.” The report examined the balance struck by federal courts in claims for religious exemptions from nondiscrimination laws.
As Mat Staver with Liberty Counsel said, “This is the most divisive and culturally destructive issue to face America since the Supreme Court’s abortion decision in Roe v. Wade. The difference between the Supreme Court’s 1973 abortion decision and this one is the coercive nature of it. As horrific as Roe v. Wade is, that Supreme Court decision did not force people to participate in abortion. A decision that says same-sex marriage is a constitutional right will result in coercion against religious freedom and conscience rights. “
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) should really be renamed “The Freedom From Christianity Foundation,” since its primary target is the Christian faith – although in the past they also have demanded the removal of the Star of David from a Holocaust memorial. They must not know who the primary targets of the Nazis were anymore than they know the Christian history of the establishment of this nation.
From a January 14, 2014 Baltimore Sun article: “Bruce Hake, of Union Bridge, and Neil Ridgely, of Finksburg, are suing the county because they believe the commissioners’ sectarian prayers violate the so-called “Religion Clauses” of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which has been historically interpreted to prohibit the establishment of a national religion by Congress or the preference of the government for one religion over another.