Thursday, August 09, 2007

FW: News Release: Knoebels Grove Not Family-Friendly This Weekend

Have you called Knoebels to express your concerns?  The number is below.


Additionally, the National Office of the American Family Association send out a Knoebels alert to over 2,000 yesterday.


Please share this information with family and friends.


Thank you for your continued support as the AFA of PA takes an often unpopular stand to uphold traditional values.




Diane Gramley



American Family Association of Pennsylvania




CONTACT:  Diane Gramley  1.814.271.9078 or 1.814.437.5355

                      Knoebels Amusement Resort 800-487-4386


Family-Friendly Park Will Not be Family-Friendly This Weekend


(Harrisburg) – Knoebels Amusement Resort  or better known locally as Knoebels Grove, thought of by most to be a family-friendly park, will not be so on August 11th when it will be the site of a ‘Pride Picnic.’  This revelation is very troubling and should cause families to pause and possibly make a change of plans for this weekend, the American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide pro-family organization said today. 


“What group will Knoebels Grove have at their park next year – the North American Man Boy Love Association or Playboy Bunnies?  Their family-friendly reputation is tainted when they promote the homosexual lifestyle,” remarked Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.


Why should parents be placed in a situation where they have to explain to children why two men or two women are holding hands or kissing?  Why would a family-friendly amusement park want to place the moms and dads in such a situation?  Why would a family-friendly park want to promote a lifestyle which shortens the lives of the male participants by up to 20 years,  sees increased exposure to cancers, STDs, syphilis, gonorrheasubstance abuse and domestic violence?  According to the CDC, 71% of HIV/AIDS cases are men who have sex with men.  Why would Knoebels promote this lifestyle? 


Increasingly there have been problems with homosexual activity in men’s restrooms such as in Strawbridge Department store in Philadelphia and the Camp Hill Mall.  The Fort Lauderdale, Florida mayor is under fire from homosexual activists for trying to put a stop to homosexual activity in the public restrooms there.


“Homosexuals have every right to go to an amusement park, but why make it a ‘pride’ event?  Apparently, the purpose is an attempt to normalize a very dangerous lifestyle.  Again, why should parents have to explain to their children two men kissing or be concerned about what their sons will encounter when going into the restrooms at the park?  Knoebels Grove needs to consider what group it is that supports them throughout the season – the traditional family with a mom and dad and kids or homosexuals,” Gramley further commented.


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