PA House Passes Religious Freedom Protections, Keeps Churches Free to Remain Open for Worship

September 15, 2020 | 4 comments | Posted in Church, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

First Amendment rights include the ability to gather for worship and COVID-19 does not erase this right. (HARRISBURG, PA)  By a substantial margin, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today voted to pass House Bill 2530, and protect the right of Pennsylvanians to gather in worship without infringement by the government. “The ability to fully exercise… Read more »

Get A 2020 Election Church Toolkit for Your Church

September 14, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Church, Voting | Tags:

Having the right tools is always essential for any endeavor. We believe that providing pastors, church leaders, and churches helpful and nonpartisan election tools helps set our eyes and hearts on Honoring God this election season. How to Get your Church Toolkit in Four Easy Steps: Enter your Information  You Will Receive an Email with Links… Read more »

Gov. Wolf Blowing Smoke with Alarming Statements on Marijuana

September 3, 2020 | 3 comments | Posted in Marijuana | Tags: , ,

In calling for commercialization, he wrongly denies the significant health risks associated with marijuana. (HARRISBURG, PA – September 3, 2020) Today, at a press conference in Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf proved he is willing to sacrifice the health and safety of Pennsylvanians – even in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis – primarily for the… Read more »

What City on the Hill looked like in 2020

August 27, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: ,

By: Caleb Steindel What a year it’s been.  As the Pennsylvania Family Institute entered 2020, we were full of excitement for the upcoming year. After celebrating our organization’s 30th anniversary, we were anticipating a busy season full of wonderful events, from the first-ever PA March for Life to the November elections.  But then, as you… Read more »

Calvary Chapel of Stroudsburg v. Monroe County

August 26, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags:

Case Page Summary The Independence Law Center filed this case because county officials were forcing a church to pay taxes on their entire property and building as if they were a for-profit corporation – something no church should have to do. The result: a big win, which means that rather than paying unjust taxes in… Read more »

Governor Wolf Misses the Mark By Adding Marijuana to Fall Agenda

August 25, 2020 | 4 comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Recreational marijuana legalization would commercialize the sale of highly potent and addictive drugs that often are marketed to appeal to children and young adults. (HARRISBURG, PA) – In response to today’s announcement by Governor Tom Wolf of his fall legislative agenda, which includes a push to legalize the commercial sale of marijuana for recreational use,… Read more »

Pre-Order Your Voter Guide for the General Election!

August 14, 2020 | 3 comments | Posted in Voting | Tags: , , , , ,

Here’s your opportunity to help yourself and others make a big impact for good!   The Pennsylvania Family Council’s 2020 General Election Voters Guide will be available for distribution in early fall. Over the decades, we’ve provided millions of our non-partisan guides to voters across Pennsylvania, and this year’s edition (available in both print and… Read more »

Educational Resources for Parents

August 11, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Children, education, Family, Parental rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , ,

Educational Options for Parents webinar: Private School resources: Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) – Find a school. Association of Classical Christian Schools – Find a school Keystone Christian Education Association (KCEA) Homeschooling Resources: Education Resource Center from the Commonwealth Foundation. Specific posts from the resource center that may be helpful: Pa. Homeschooling 101: Legal Requirements What is… Read more »

COVID-19, Churches, Schools – See PFI’s latest (and upcoming) webinars

July 31, 2020 | 2 comments | Posted in Church, education | Tags:

For the full webinar library, visit pafamily.org/webinars Latest webinar: SCOTUS Church Ruling, and how Governors’ Orders Impact Churches and Ministries Next webinar: Wednesday, August 5th @ 7pm – Educational Options for Parents: Learn more about Christian schools and homeschooling. Free to attend – Click here to RSVP.

Parents: Seize this Opportunity to Choose Your Children’s Education

July 24, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Children, education, Family, Parental rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

By: Emily Kreps As a mom here in Pennsylvania, I understand the stress that many parents are feeling and the questions we’re wondering as we approach this school year. Will Governor Wolf close the schools before they even open, or one month into opening? How long will our children have to wear masks? How can… Read more »