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. “
Yesterday the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide group advocating for religious freedom, faxed a letter to Mayor Nutter and each of the City Council members expressing disbelief that such a letter would come from the city where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed.
Redefining marriage leads to loss of religious freedom!
Reverend Raphael Cruz, father of Senator Ted Cruz, recently said, “We need to realize that the attack on marriage is more than just an attack on marriage, it actually goes to the heart of religious freedom.
The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide organization advocating for the freedom of religion, applauds Governor Pence for doing the right thing and signing into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), modeled after the 1993 federal law passed unanimously in the US House, by a vote of 97-3 in the US Senate and signed by President Bill Clinton.
The Christian owners of two businesses in central PA are being attacked because they do not want to embrace and celebrate a lifestyle they believe is sinful. The Inne at the Abingtons in Lackawanna County has turned away a lesbian couple who wants to use their facility for their “wedding” and W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg has turned away another lesbian couple who wants to buy wedding gowns. Such situations will be used to push for passage of two homosexual special rights bills, but they expose the real reason homosexual activists are pushing for passage of HB and SB 300, notes the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), an organization advocating for natural marriage and religious freedom.
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.
Remember Obama’s compromise on the Health and Human Services mandate to cover abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception is not a compromise! This is what he said in a statement on Friday: Women will have access to free preventive care that includes contraceptive services, but if a women’s employer objects to birth control for religious reasons “the insurance company will be required to reach out and offer the woman contraceptive care free of charge.”
1.) Defunding Planned Parenthood is critical 2.) Stop the homosexualization of the military.