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An excerpt of what Web-Ministry.com said about it before it passed:
" IMPACT: Since the bill does not exempt religious organizations, it could silence Pennsylvania pastors and subject those who dare to speak out on issues of human sexuality to lawsuits or worse! Plus, this bill would set a precedent for similar laws in other states!"

This is very important - here we are wagging our heads at the possibility that Canada will pass such a law in the fall, and here in our own republic we've already passed legislation that makes it illegal to preach parts of the Bible from the pulpit. Will it be enforced? In principle, does it matter?

1 posted on 07/30/2003 3:39:03 AM PDT by bets
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This is very important - here we are wagging our heads at the possibility that Canada will pass such a law in the fall, and here in our own republic we've already passed legislation that makes it illegal to preach parts of the Bible from the pulpit. Will it be enforced? In principle, does it matter?

This is unconstitutional and will never be implemented.

2 posted on 07/30/2003 3:44:49 AM PDT by bimbo
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Will it be inforced? Sure, President Hillary's all new and improved Dept. of Homeland Security, Diminishing Freedoms, and Political Retribution will be very interested in enforcing this...for the children...
3 posted on 07/30/2003 3:45:03 AM PDT by Sunnyvale CA Eng.
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Just posted this to the PA Board.  Not sure how we missed it.
 
At first I was stunned by this, until I read the names on the bill.  Babette Freakin' Josephs, Dwight Evans...

Owl_Eagle

”Guns Before Butter.”


8 posted on 07/30/2003 4:25:09 AM PDT by South Hawthorne ("Europeans lost the will to live the moral life long ago." - Ben Shapiro)
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"...here in our own republic we've already passed legislation that makes it illegal to preach parts of the Bible from the pulpit.

This bill has so much in it that makes it unconstitutional, and should be tested in the courts as soon as possible.

The courts are quick to jump on any display of religion in public places, but thinks nothing of passing legislation that controls religious thought. This presents a double standard that is forbidden by the first amendment.

If religion is to be free of governmental restraints it must stand up to government controls or there will be no religious freedoms.
15 posted on 07/30/2003 6:04:12 AM PDT by Noachian (Legislation Without Representation is Tyranny)
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bump!
17 posted on 07/30/2003 8:19:32 AM PDT by drella8566
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Thanks for posting this statute. I need it for research.
27 posted on 07/31/2003 6:48:39 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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A nation of fools and their freedoms are soon parted!


31 posted on 08/01/2003 6:18:47 PM PDT by The Duke
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I'm from PA. Where can I find a list of State Reps that voted for this piece of garbage? I'll also print out a copy of this and get my husband to show it to our pastor and the board of directors.

I can't say they are particularly politically active but they have shown a notion in the past for activism for pro-life and some other issues. It would just be helpful to know if any of the Reps from District 9 (that's ours!) were involved.
32 posted on 08/02/2003 2:12:02 AM PDT by kuma
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