Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, an organization that lobbies our legislature on cultural trends and issues that affect the family, addressed the monthly meeting of the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives Monday June 11 at the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, Lewisburg.
For over an hour, Geer gave example after example of how the federal government’s insidious encroachment on our religious freedom is slowly eroding away one of the fundamental rights guaranteed to all U S citizens in the Declaration of Independence – the right, granted by our Creator (not by government) to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
He cited the language of the First Amendment which makes it clear that government intervention or coercion regarding religious affairs is specifically forbidden by the Founding Fathers; yet the current administration has launched an unprecedented attack on the Constitution by the recent HHS mandate that requires religious institutions to include contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs in their employee benefits packages.
Those who oppose this encroachment are decried as waging a ‘War on Women’. Those who support traditional marriage (one man and one woman) are declared guilty of ‘Marriage Bigotry’. Those who seek to pray at high school graduations are told by federal judges to pray to ‘god’ and not Jesus and that U S Marshalls will be present to enforce that ruling.
Geer’s most chilling message dealt with the decline of the traditional family. 45 % of children in the U S are now born into single parent homes or homes in which the ‘parents’ are not married. Once the family has been destroyed, and the church has been destroyed, people will have only the government to turn to. When that happens, there is no more freedom. Is America on that path?
Our next meeting will be held Monday, August 13. The topic, to be announced later, will be directly tied to the upcoming general election in November.
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