Posts Categorized: First Amendment
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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