Wednesday, June 13, 2007

AFA of PA ACTION ALERT: Homosexual Special Rights Bill Introduced in Harrisburg



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June 13, 2007


Homosexual Special Rights Bill Introduced in Harrisburg


Today a so-called ‘non-discrimination’ bill was introduced in the State House that would give special rights to homosexuals.  They deny this is a special rights bill, but since when did the sexual activity in which you engage warrant you recognition in state law? (Unless it’s illegal activity like rape, prostitution, etc.)


Click here to read the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story. 


Earlier today the AFA of PA issued a news release concerning the introduction of this bill.  It is posted at the end of this alert.


There have been attempts to add this terminology to Pennsylvania law since 2004. 


We need simply look at Philadelphia to see what can happen if ‘sexual orientation’ is added to ordinances or laws . . .  they are kicking the Boy Scouts out of their headquarters because they ban open homosexuals as Scout leaders.


Additionally, if this newly introduced bill is passed it will force Christian landlords to rent to homosexuals and Christian employers to hire homosexuals . . . if it’s like the Senate version, churches are not exempt!  Click here to read SB 761, which was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 12. 


Also, I will be on WYOU Channel 22 – Scranton/Wilkes Barre tonight at 11:00 p.m. to discuss the introduction of this bill.  If you are in the viewing area, please tune in. 




1.)  If your State Senator is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, please contact him or her and ask that they vote ‘NO’ on SB 761.  Click here to see who’s on that committee.  


2.)  Please contact your State Representative and ask him or her not to support the so-called anti-discrimination bill that was introduced by Representative Dan Frankel today.  Click here for contact info – if you do not know who your State Representative is, enter your nine-digit zip code in the upper right hand corner of this page.


3.)  Don’t forget you can now listen to Diane Gramley’s weekly radio program ‘American Family Focus on PA Issues’ on our website.  Click here.  Tonight’s guest is Robert Knight, Director of the Culture and Media Institute.  We will be discussing the Boy Scouts eviction by the City of Philadelphia.


4.)  Feel free to forward this alert to other concerned Pennsylvanians.  If this alert is being forwarded to you by a friend, please feel free to sign up by clicking here.   Please indicate in which county you live.


5.)  Please consider supporting the ongoing work of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania.  Make an online donation.


In His service,


Diane Gramley


American Family Association of PA



AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation.


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American Family Association of Pennsylvania




CONTACT:  Diane Gramley   1.814.437.5355 or 1.814.271.9078


Introduction of ‘Anti-Discrimination’ Bill is Misleading, Pro-family Group Says


(Harrisburg) – Today’s introduction in the State House of a bill to add ‘actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity’ to Pennsylvania laws is misleading and based on an attempt to hijack the civil rights movement, the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-family group stated. 


“Homosexuals are once again pulling the victim card and trying to seek the normalization of their destructive lifestyle.  They have never been required to sit in the back of the bus or drink from designated water fountains.  Furthermore they’ve never been denied the right to vote or considered less than human as African Americans once were.  Homosexuals want special rights simply because of the sexual activity in which they engage,” noted Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA. 


This tactic continues to follow the strategy laid out in the 1989 book After the Ball, by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen.  The authors called on those wanting to get Americans to readily accept the homosexual lifestyle to portray homosexuals as victims.

The introduction of bills which add ‘actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity’ do just that.


“There are no statistics in Pennsylvania or elsewhere that prove homosexuals are losing their jobs, being thrown out of their apartments or being denied credit simply because of their lifestyle choices.  Today’s bill is another attempt to pressure the citizens of Pennsylvania of accept the homosexual lifestyle,  A lifestyle which cuts the lives of the male participants by up to 20 year and sees increased substance abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, domestic violence, eating and psychological disorders.  A lifestyle that should not be supported or normalized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Gramley further commented.


According to an analysis by Witeck-Combs Communications and Packaged Facts, the total buying power of the U.S. gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adult population in 2006 was projected to be $641 billion.   Money-hungry cities such as Philadelphia continue catering to the homosexual tourist and consumer as evidenced by the rainbow street signs and flags and their decision to kick the Boy Scouts out of their headquarters.  If homosexuals were losing their jobs at an epidemic proportion because of their lifestyle choices, how did they get such buying power?



“The sole purpose of this House bill and S.B. 761 which adds ‘actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity’ to the PA Human Relations Act is to normalize a destructive lifestyle . . . period,” concluded Gramley


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