Posts Categorized: First Amendment
Steve Tennes and his wife own a working produce farm where they also host wedding ceremonies and receptions. As Catholics who believes in traditional marriage they decided the farm will not be used for same-sex wedding ceremonies. Tennes is also … Read more
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania has now fixed their previously-unconstitutional policy regarding chalk messages on sidewalks after purposely scrubbing away messages by a pro-life student group on campus.
“The university setting should be one of the safest places for free speech,” … Read more
In a victory for student rights and Constitutional freedoms, a Pennsylvania school district in the national spotlight has sided with honoring any student’s right to speak out and assemble on public sidewalks.
Two teenagers stood on the public sidewalk outside … Read more
A Harrisburg-based legal team is helping a PA university chapter of the largest pro-life youth organization in defending against the censoring of their pro-life views.
Update by Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel for the Independence Law Center
As you consider making any contributions to important causes this Giving Tuesday, may I request your donation in support of growing our religious freedom outreach?
We have been swamped … Read more
Press Release – Pennsylvania Family Council
Governor Tom Wolf’s Executive Action Harms Business, Charities, Respect for Government
(HARRISBURG – April 7, 2016) – Despite record-low approval ratings in the latest polls, Gov. Wolf nevertheless singlehandedly bypassed the legislature today to … Read more
Chief Kelvin Cochran is coming to the Pittsburgh area on Saturday, May 21 for “Through Fiery Trials” – the Friends of the Family banquet presented by the Pennsylvania Family Institute.
Chief Cochran’s story is gaining national attention. Today … Read more
It’s Christmas season – which not only means Christmas lights and carols but more instances of pushback on any mention of “the reason for the season” or the celebration of Christmas – especially in public schools.
Sadly, every school district … Read more
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
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