Monthly Archives: July 2012

Baker Stands for Traditional Marriage, While Democratic Party Considers Abandoning It

July 31, 2012 | No comments | Posted in marriage, Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Owner of bakery stands up for his beliefs, no matter what the cost to his business:

The owner of a Colorado bakery has been accused of violating the civil rights of a gay couple after he refused to bake their … Read more

What can we learn from the life of Bonhoeffer?

July 30, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted in Family, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Watch an interview on the important lessons from the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer with our banquet speaker, Eric Metaxas.

Last fall, Metaxas’ newest book, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy, became a New York Times No. 1 bestseller. In the book, … Read more

Win for Freedom: First Judicial Order Against HHS Mandate

July 30, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Life, Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

From Alliance Defending Freedom:

A federal court issued an order that halts enforcement of the Obama administration’s abortion pill mandate against a Colorado family-owned business while an Alliance Defending Freedom lawsuit challenging the mandate continues in court. The mandate … Read more

US Funds UN Study Calling for Legalizing Prostitution

July 24, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Sexuality | Tags: , , ,

From CNSNews.com:

 A report issued by the United Nations-backed Global Commission on HIV and the Law; recommends that nations around the world get rid of “punitive” laws against prostitution – or what it calls “consensual sex work” — and … Read more

City on the Hill Video Updates

July 23, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted in Family | Tags: , , , , ,

This week, the Pennsylvania Family Institute staff is at our City on the Hill Leadership and Worldview Conference at Lancaster Bible College. We’re so excited to be spending the week with 37 teenagers hearing from some great speakers and learning … Read more

Wheaton Joins The Fight For Religious Freedom

July 19, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted in education, Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

By Eleanor Linton, PFI Intern

Wheaton College announced Wednesday that it was filing a suit alongside Catholic universities against the Health & Human Services Preventative Services Mandate. The suit is separate from the one filed by Catholic University of America … Read more

Salute the Scouts for Standing Strong on Morals

July 19, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted in Family, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

This week, the Boy Scouts national office announced that “after a nearly two-year-long examination” by an 11-member panel commissioned by the chief scout executive, the Scouts will maintain their membership policy excluding homosexual scoutmasters and scouts from membership – and … Read more

Pennsylvania voter registration lower than 2008

July 17, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics | Tags: , ,

News reports today that the current total of 8.3 million voters is about a half-million lower than in 2008, and it’s lower than in 2004. Do you know if your family, friends, fellow church members, or neighbors are registered?

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Penn State Falls Into a Pit

July 12, 2012 | 11 comments | Posted in education, Family, Politics, Sexuality | Tags: , , , , , , ,

by Michael Geer, President

The release of the Freeh Report today regarding the Penn State- Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal brought to mind words spoken at a Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee hearing more than a decade ago. Those words, … Read more

2012 PFI Banquet Speaker Announced

July 12, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

It’s official!

We have just announced that bestselling author and leading cultural commentator Eric Metaxas will be headlining our 2012 Friends of the Family Banquet!

You’ll recognize Eric as the new radio host of the late Chuck Colson’s BreakPoint and … Read more