The American Family Association of Pennsylvania has some problems with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. They claim that Chairman Stephen Glassman is using his position as a “bully pulpit” to promote the homosexual agenda.
Mr. Glassman's sins include meeting with homosexual groups to discuss the anti-marriage amendment and working with local municipalities to add sexual orientation and gender identity to their non-discrimination policies. Glassman was appointed to the HRC by a Republican (Schweiker) Governor in 2002, nominated as chair by Governor Rendell in 2003 and is currently the highest ranking openly gay appointed official in Pennsylvania.
Imagine the Human Relations Commission advocating that all people be protected from discrimination! What a horrible abuse of power!
The AFA-PA wants proof that homos are being discriminated against in housing, employment and public accomodations. They should visit the HRC website which includes statistics on bias complaints.
Other critical concerns the AFA has about the homosexual agenda in Pennsylvania:
1. Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission “desecrates” Independence Hall with a gay historical marker.
2. Homosexual activists in Allentown used threats and intimidation to acquire signatures on a petition to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the human relations ordinance.
3. In Allentown, men can wear dresses and shower with women in the workplace.
So the AFA-PA wants Governor Rendell to reign in Glassman and make him concentrate only on legally protected classes, as sexual orientation and gender identity are not included in these classes. My question is what the AFA-PA is doing to ensure that good Christian family members who fall into those included classes are being protected? Are they ensuring that churches across the Commonwealth are fully accessible to the disabled? Perhaps holding bake sales so churches with limited resources can afford to remodel in order to be fully welcoming of ALL peoples? I'm guessing that their all-consuming obsession with homosexuality does not allow for these minor distractions.
Furthermore, the AFA does not seem to be doing much of anything for ANY people who fall into the following classes – race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, disability, use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the use is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.
Are they on the forefront protecting pagans from religious discrimiation? Nope. How about helping older adults pay for medicine AND food? Nada. Any action to assist immigrant farm workes in the middle of Pennsylvania? No.
While Pennsylvania families struggle to find decent jobs, put food on their table, pay for health insurance, keep up with property taxes and a myriad of other daily challengers, the AFA-PA has defined homosexuals as the biggest threat to family welfare. Headed up by Stephen Glassman who tricked a Republican into appointing him so he could spread his homo agenda willy nilly throughout the Commonwealth.
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