American Family Association of
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Diane Gramley 1.814.437.5355 or 1.814.271.9078
“In our letter to
Mayor-elect Michael Nutter served on the Philadelphia City Council from 1992 until
During his time on the City Council, Mr. Nutter:
q Drafted a domestic partner bill in 1997
q In 2002 co-sponsored a bill that amended the city’s Fair Practices ordinance to include transgenders
q In 2005 supported the first openly homosexual candidate for the Court of Common Pleas in
q As City Council member he supported the City’s efforts to evict the Scouts or demand rent. Even during the final debate one day before elections, Michael Nutter said that he fully supported the city’s actions in demanding $200,000 in annual rent from the Cradle of Liberty Scout Council.
“Mayor-elect Nutter has indicated that he wants homosexual ‘community’ centers to be partially funded by municipal funds. Will some of the Boy Scout rental money go towards groups targeting youth who identity as homosexual, bisexual or trangender as some have indicated they want? The Cradle of Liberty Scout Council issue goes well beyond the city limits of
The AFA of PA believes Michael Nutter needs to look beyond an increased police presence in certain areas of the city, closing down streets, limiting travel in some areas, and ‘stop and frisk’ to help decrease the record number of homicides, He needs to fully support the Cradle of Liberty Scout Council and help them as they help young boys who might otherwise be on the streets -- 75% of which are African American boys in the inner city.
The $200,000 in rent will either prohibit the formation of 30 new Cub Scout packs or 800 needy kids from going to summer camp.
“Mr. Nutter has to decide whether he wants to support the radical homosexuals in his city or the vast majority of his new constituency who does support the Boy Scouts. According to an
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