Monthly Archives: October 2013

PA Family Institute to House Education Committee: Protect Religious Preschools, Parental Choice

October 30, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Children, education, Parental rights, Religious Freedom, Uncategorized | Tags:

by Tom Shaheen, V.P. for Policy

Yesterday, I testified for the Pennsylvania Family Institute on a panel before the state House Education Committee. We were there to support long-needed legislation – HB 1588 –  to protect church-affiliated educational preschool programs … Read more

Election Day is in Two Weeks! Are you ready?

October 22, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics, Voting | Tags: , ,

The Pennsylvania Family Institute Judicial Voters’ Guide is Now Available Online!

What’s in the guide?

Candidates for retention in: State Supreme Court Superior Court Court of Common Pleas by county

Candidates for: State Superior Court Court of Common Pleas by … Read more

NJ Governor Christie cancels defense of marriage

October 21, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage, Politics, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , ,

From Fox:

Gov. Chris Christie New Jersey Gov. ordered his administration to withdraw an appeal of a state Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriages.

Thank you to Governor Tom Corbett for not backing down in defending marriage, even while … Read more

What?! Government Union Dues Supported ‘Same-Sex Marriage’ and Abortion-on-Demand?

October 17, 2013 | No comments | Posted in marriage, pro-life, Uncategorized, Unions | Tags:

by Tom Shaheen, V.P. for Policy, PA Family Institute

Through our almost-25 years of advocating for families in Pennsylvania’s capitol, we at the Pennsylvania Family Institute have certainly encountered our share of public sector (i.e. taxpayer-funded government) union advocacy – … Read more

Pittsburgh Diocese Suing Obama Admin over Abortion Mandate

October 9, 2013 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Family, Health, Life, Religious Freedom, Supreme Court | Tags: , , , ,

From Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh mounted a new legal challenge to the federal health care mandate, arguing that the Obama administration’s promise to accommodate objections from faith-based employers turned out to be “empty words.”

The … Read more

Common Core Resources

October 8, 2013 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , , ,

Are you looking for more information on Common Core, and how it affects you in Pennsylvania? Pennsylvania Family Institute has gathered the following links to national and state groups who provide some great information and analysis for parents and others … Read more

On Transgender People and Locker Rooms

October 4, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , , ,

by Brandon McGinley

On Tuesday of this week, I had an article published in the online journal Public Discourse arguing that “gender identity non-discrimination” legislation like Pennsylvania’s HB/SB 300 will necessarily lead to a functional prohibition on sex segregated personal … Read more

Free Speech Discrimination in Maryland

October 3, 2013 | No comments | Posted in College, Family, Politics, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , ,

From Citizenlink:

A Gallaudet University official suspended last year after she exercised free speech at church filed a lawsuit against the school.

Angela McCaskill was placed on administrative leave after she affirmed marriage after signing a petition for a … Read more

Judicial Voter’s Guide available online now!

October 1, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics, Voting | Tags: , ,

The Pennsylvania Family Institute Judicial Voters’ Guide is Now Available Online!

What’s in the guide? Candidates for retention in: State Supreme Court Superior Court Court of Common Pleas by county

Candidates for: State Superior Court Court of Common Pleas by … Read more