Monthly Archives: November 2015

Christian Camp Targeted by County Government

November 30, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags:

Independence Law Center Tells Court: Don’t Tax Religious Groups!

Harrisburg, PA — The Independence Law Center filed a friend-of-the-court brief today in a case in which Susquehanna County, Pa. is attempting to assess a hotel tax on Montrose Bible Conference, … Read more

Harmful bill passes committee, would bring government-sponsored gambling to every PA household

November 19, 2015 | 3 comments | Posted in Gambling | Tags:

On Wednesday, the State House Gaming Oversight Committee passed HB 649 – which would bring government-sponsored gambling to any computer or mobile device throughout Pennsylvania; as well as video slots machines in airports. This sets the bill up for a … Read more

Paid Internships Available with the PA Family Institute

November 18, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: ,

The Pennsylvania Family Institute is actively recruiting college student interns for Summer 2016 in our downtown Harrisburg offices, two blocks from the state capitol.

The program provides students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in nonprofit government relations and participate … Read more

Day2Pray for Religious Freedom

November 17, 2015 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Religious Freedom | Tags:

Right now, Pennsylvania faces possibly the greatest threat to religious freedom in recent memory. There is no question that these threats to restrict religious freedom, both in Pennsylvania and across the nation, are ultimately attacks on the freedom to teach … Read more

Is it fair to force a Muslim truck driver to violate his beliefs?

November 12, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in First Amendment, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

In 2013, two truck drivers – Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale – were fired from their position with an Illinois-based trucking company. They were fired because they refused to deliver alcohol – something that violated their religious beliefs.… Read more

Lila Rose, Eric Metaxas: Go See the Film ‘3801 Lancaster’

November 9, 2015 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Six years ago, Kermit Gosnell was known in West Philadelphia as “The Good Doctor”. Today, he sits behind bars, convicted of three counts of first degree murder. How did this beloved doctor become one of the most hated and controversial … Read more

Is it fair to compare a Christian to a Nazi just for living out his beliefs on marriage?

November 6, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Jack Phillips owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, Colorado.  Back in 2012 two men—Charlie Craig and David Mullins—came into the store to ask Phillips to create a wedding cake for them.  In an exchange lasting no more than 30 seconds, … Read more

Election 2015 Recap

November 4, 2015 | 3 comments | Posted in Voting | Tags: , ,

Yesterday was Election Day here in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, and like virtually every day after there is both good news and bad news to report.  But first, thanks to all of you who took time to vote, and for all … Read more