A group of pastors and conservative
Republicans are calling on Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen
Kane to reconsider her decision not to defend the state's law banning
Kane made national headlines last week
when she announced her decision to not defend the law in a lawsuit
challenging its constitutionality.
“We are the land of the free and the
home of the brave, and I want to start acting like that,” Kane
said during a press conference held at the National Constitution
Center in Philadelphia.
During a press conference held
Wednesday morning, members of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network and
several Republican members of the Pennsylvania House told reporters
that they believe Kane must reverse course, the Pittsburgh
“The issue is one of defending
heterosexual marriage,” said Pennsylvania Pastors Network President
Sam Rohrer. “We see a moral imperative for heterosexual marriage
due to the revealed truth of God based on eternal law.”
Pastor Dale Armstrong added: “In what
universe do you think destroying the family can bless our nation?”
Kane's decision likely leaves Governor
Tom Corbett to defend the law. Corbett, a Republican, has previously
expressed his opposition to marriage equality.
marriage advocates file suits in Pennsylvania, Virginia, North