Posts Categorized: First Amendment

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

Is it fair to fine a couple $135,000 for refusing to violate their beliefs?

September 10, 2015 | 2 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , ,

A Voice for True Fairness: Aaron and Melissa Klein

Aaron and Melissa Klein have always been open about their Christian beliefs as owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon.  Like so many of the business owners whose liberty has … Read more

Grandmas, Good People Show Us Why “Fairness Act” is Unfair

September 9, 2015 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , ,

Some state lawmakers are pushing a bill that would create a new target for discrimination here in Pennsylvania against those who exercise their personal or religious freedom.

The so-called “Fairness” Act (SB 974 & HB 1510) would create special privileges … Read more

Barronelle Stutzman: A Voice for True Fairness

September 8, 2015 | 2 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , ,

Over the course of their decade-long friendship, Rob Ingersoll spent more than $5,000 at Barronelle Stutzman’s Washington State florist shop, Arlene’s Flowers.  Stutzman had known for some time that Ingersoll was gay, and that most of the orders she filled … Read more

Blaine Adamson: A Voice for True Fairness

September 3, 2015 | 5 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , ,

Blaine Adamson is a t-shirt printer in Lexington, Kentucky.  In the many years he has run his business, Hands On Originals, he has never been timid about his Christian beliefs, and he has turned down many orders on the grounds … Read more

The Rising “Price of Citizenship” – from 7k to 135k

July 3, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech, Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

Do we celebrate independence by forcing Americans to act against their conscience or pay a heavy fine?

We’re sadly now seeing the consequences of state government passing laws that force citizens to make this choice:

In 2013, Elaine Huguenin from … Read more

What happens now? Resources to protect your church, ministry, business

June 30, 2015 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Religious Freedom, Supreme Court | Tags: ,

The Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage has staggering implications for religious freedom, and the ability for individuals and businesses, religious schools and ministries to freely operate in accordance with their faith convictions.

Is there anything that can be done … Read more

30 Reasons Why HB/SB 300 is Bad for PA

May 26, 2015 | 2 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Some state lawmakers have plans to soon re-introduce a bill that would create a new target for discrimination here in Pennsylvania against those who exercise their personal or religious freedom.

This would create special privileges for some based on sexual … Read more

Five Questions: Why RFRA is Good Policy

March 27, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in First Amendment, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

The state of Indiana is making news not only as the host for the NCAA Final Four but also for passing a state law providing protections for religious freedom. Here’s what you should know about this law:

1. What is… Read more

Atheist bully group at it again in Pennsylvania

March 20, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in First Amendment, Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

The Freedom From Religion Foundation – a small group from Wisconsin that brings legal bullying to small communities – is at it again in our state. This is the group that sued two Pennsylvania school districts for their display of … Read more