Monthly Archives: November 2013

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Religious Liberty Case of Lancaster Co. Business

November 27, 2013 | 2 comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

BACKGROUND: The owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, the Hahns, are a practicing and believing Mennonite family. They desire to run the company, a wholesale manufacturer of custom wood kitchen cabinet parts, in a manner that reflects their sincerely held religious … Read more

PA Marriage Case Set for June

November 25, 2013 | 1 comment | Posted in Family, marriage, Politics | Tags: , , , ,

Our Pennsylvania marriage law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), is now set to go to trial in June, 2014. The ACLU has sued to overturn DOMA, which states that marriage is between one man and one woman.

Please pray … Read more

Good News for Religious Freedom, Pittsburgh and Erie Catholics Win Delay Against ObamaCare Mandate

November 22, 2013 | 1 comment | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

by Tom Shaheen, VP for Policy, Pennsylvania Family Institute

In a temporary victory for the First Amendment freedom of religion, federal judge Arthur Schwab granted the Catholic Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie (PA) a reprieve from complying with an ObamaCare … Read more

Senator Toomey Breaks Promise to Pennsylvania Voters

November 12, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics, Religious Freedom, Voting | Tags: , , ,

Senator Toomey Breaks Promise to Pennsylvania Voters, Time for Citizens to Hold Him Accountable

It is deeply disappointing and troubling that U.S. Senator Pat Toomey broke his promise to Pennsylvania voters that he would oppose the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” (ENDA) … Read more

Another Whistleblower, This Time at a Planned Parenthood clinic in PA?

November 8, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

Former Chicago-area nurse Jill Stanek reports that she was contacted by a former employee of the Planned Parenthood office in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania (Pocono Mountains area).

Her complaint? Alleged unsanitary conditions and practices throughout the facility; with photos. Read more here … Read more

Former Gov. Ridge Rails Against Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage Advocates

November 1, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

Former Pennsylvania Governor and Homeland Security Secretary (remember the red light-yellow light terror warnings?), Tom Ridge, is in the news again. His accomplishment?

He condemned those within the Republican Party, including elected officials, who stand up for the sanctity of … Read more

US Senate to Vote on Threat to Religious Freedom Next Week!

November 1, 2013 | 3 comments | Posted in Family, marriage, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Senators Toomey and Casey Scheduled to Vote Dangerous Bill That Threatens Religious Freedom and Conscience

Employers know best what qualities or characteristics are relevant to performing a particular job, not the federal government. So why does Congress want to inject … Read more