State Rep Steve Santarsiero and State Sen Chuck McIlhinney are co-sponsors of legislation called "intolerant and prejudiced against people of faith," by the Pa Catholic Conference
Advocacy for peace and tolerance was hijacked by Rep Steve Santarsiero and his "friend and colleague, state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney," co-sponsors of legislation called "intolerant and prejudiced against people of faith" (i.e., House Bill 1510 and Senate Bill 974, respectively).
As per the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, HB 1510/SB 974 would "jeopardize many churches and their charitable outreach if they continue to adhere to their religious beliefs....These bills could mean that Catholic agencies would no longer be able to make our contributions to the common good of Pennsylvania without violating our religious beliefs....HB 1510/SB 974 exposes even more Pennsylvanians to discrimination based solely on their religious beliefs. Simply put, this legislation is intolerant and prejudiced against people of faith."
From: Rep. Steve Santarsiero <RepSantarsiero@pahouse.net> Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 4:39 PM To: Subject: Thank you for your voice against hatred and intolerance
I want to thank everyone who made Thursday night’s gathering at the Garden of Reflection a success. Between 400 and 500 came out on a chilly late fall evening to speak out against hate and intolerance. In particular, I want to thank my friend and colleague, state Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, Rabbi Joel Simon, Rev. Sandra Reed, Rabbi Josh Gruenberg and Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy.
I also would like to thank my friend, Lower Makefield Township Supervisor Judi Reiss, for her help in securing the Garden for the event. And I would like to thank our local veterans, led by my friends VFW Post 6393 Commander Russ Davidson and American Legion Post 440 Commander Ed Hackett Sr., for once again heeding the call to serve our country and stand up for freedom (I am especially grateful to the members of the local VFW and Legions for their continued service to our community).
Finally, I would like to thank Council Rock North High School senior Mason Luff for his truly inspiring speech and the members of the school’s Voice for performing so beautifully. And I have to give a shout out to my wife, Ronni, for making the signs!
As you know, I am coming to the end of my tenure in the state House. It is fitting that Thursday night was one of my proudest moments representing this community.
May God bless our country and may next Thursday truly be a day of thanksgiving for us all.
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