Posts Tagged: Fairness Act

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

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

Is it fair to force a school to open girls restrooms to male students?

October 16, 2015 | 3 comments | Posted in education, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Many of the concerns with the “Fairness Act”—the proposal that would add “sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression” to Pennsylvania’s non-discrimination law—may not hit very close to home to a lot of people. After all, only so many Pennsylvanians… Read more

City Lawyer: Don’t Share Your Beliefs With Anyone

October 15, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Chief Kelvin Cochran was before a judge on Wednesday (October 14) as a district court in the state of Georgia heard arguments about whether or not to move forward with his lawsuit.

Chief Cochran (our special guest at the Friends Read more

Is it fair to compel Christians to do something that violates their faith?

October 6, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , ,

The Giffords are a Catholic family living on a working farm outside New York City.  Like many family farms, the Giffords open the farm to the public for family activities like berry-picking, hayrides, and so on.  They also used to … Read more

Is it fair to make violating your beliefs the price of citizenship?

October 1, 2015 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , ,

Elaine Huguenin is a Christian photographer in New Mexico.  Back before marriage had even been redefined in that state, Huguenin was asked to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony.  Knowing both that she could not use her artistic talents to celebrate … Read more

Majority Agree: We Should Have the Right to Say ‘No’

September 29, 2015 | 3 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , ,

Proponents of the “Fairness Act” like to say that their proposal enjoys the support of a strong majority of Pennsylvanians.  But like with all polling, it depends on how you ask the question.

If the “Fairness Act” concept—the introduction of … Read more

Threat to Christian Schools is Real

September 18, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in education, First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , ,

Statements by a State Senator provide clear evidence that Pennsylvania Christian schools are at risk should SB 974 (the so-called “Fairness Act”) become law. At issue: What happens when a Christian school dismisses a teacher for engaging in a public … Read more

He was the best at his job. Then he wrote a book about his beliefs and was fired. Is that fair?

September 18, 2015 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , ,

Kelvin Cochran may very well be the best fire fighter in the United States.  And he’s out of a job because of his beliefs about human sexuality.

Chief Cochran was raised in poverty in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He was one of … Read more

This PA Senator wants it illegal for Catholic schools to require teachers to follow Catholic teaching

September 15, 2015 | 7 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , , ,

The administration of Holy Ghost Prep, a Catholic high school in the Philadelphia suburbs, knew that foreign language teacher Michael Griffin lived with his same-sex partner.  Even though teachers’ contracts include a clause about following the teachings of the Catholic … Read more