Attorney General’s Refusal to Enforce PA Marriage Protection Law Tarnishes Integrity, Encourages Lawlessness

PHILADELPHIA – Last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, announced that she refused to defend the state against a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Within hours of Attorney General Kane’s statement, Sam Rohrer, President of the Pennsylvania Pastor’s Network denounced her position as “not only a clear dereliction of her duty as our state’s Attorney General, but a volitional attack on the integrity of the family in PA.”

Rohrer now goes further by saying, “This activist decision by AG Kane is an example of the type of lawless action by government officials encouraged by the Obama administration’s Executive Branch with its unlawful refusal to defend DOMA, and the US Supreme Court’s illegitimate ruling against DOMA and California’s Prop 8. The refusal to fulfill constitutional obligations and duties that comprise the very underpinnings of the constitutional oath of office is the very essence of tyranny and must be opposed by all those who love liberty. When our highest elected governmental officials declare themselves to be above the law they do not just tarnish their own integrity, they actually cultivate the spirit of lawlessness among the citizens. I urge those in office to understand the gravity of their actions and for the sake of liberty, to uphold the law.”

The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is a group of biblically faithful clergy and church liaisons whose objective is to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded clergy who affirm the authority of Scripture, take seriously Jesus’ command to be the “salt and light” to the culture, encourage informed Christian thinking about contemporary social issues; examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits and engage their congregations in taking part in our political process on a non-partisan basis.

The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network website continues to offer a wealth of resources to pastors to help them equip their congregations to live a Christian life, from sermon notes to corporate prayers for our nation, to resources for laypeople, covering everything from preparation to finances.

The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network is an affiliate of the American Pastors Network.

To contact them visit. or call 610.584.1225.


To schedule interviews with Sam Rohrer, President of the Pa. Pastors’ Network, contact Deborah Hamilton at, 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1225.

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