Posts Categorized: Free Speech

Further Guidance and Suggestions on Face Coverings Order

July 8, 2020 | 1 comment | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech, Prayer, Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

For Pastors and Church leaders – from Kurt Weaver and our Church Ambassador Network.

As promised, we wanted to give you more information in regards to the latest Universal Face Covering Order:Last Wednesday, July 1st, the Governor and Secretary of … Read more

Over 50 Pennsylvania Schools Districts Violate Constitutionally Protected Student Religious Speech

January 22, 2020 | No comments | Posted in education, Free Speech, Prayer | Tags:

Independence Law Center calls for districts to remedy policy violations.

(HARRISBURG, PA – January 22, 2020) Today, the Independence Law Center notified over 50 Pennsylvania school districts of their unconstitutional policies that target religious speech and are now calling on … Read more

PFI: Top Ten Victories from 2019

December 30, 2019 | 2 comments | Posted in Disability Rights, Family, First Amendment, Free Speech, Life, pro-life, Religious Freedom | Tags:

These victories are only possible by God’s grace and because of the financial partnership with Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI) by individuals and families across the Commonwealth. To partner financially with PFI heading into the new year, please go to pafamily.org/donateRead more

A Win for Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg!

October 25, 2019 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Counseling, First Amendment, Free Speech, Health, Life, pro-life | Tags: , , , , ,

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, housed in Philadelphia, handed down two decisions in the past week that impact sidewalk counselors outside of abortion clinics in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. In Bruni v. City of Pittsburgh and Reilly v. City of Read more

Back To School: Remember to Pack Your Religious Freedom

August 26, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in education, First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags:

Several links below to resources on expressing your faith in school.

As children and college students head back to school, it’s always good to be reminded that religious liberty goes to school too. Please remember that your child has constitutionally-protected religious liberties … Read more

State Rep. Brian Sims: The “Anti-Bullying” Bully [Video]

May 9, 2019 | 4 comments | Posted in abortion, First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags:

National news continues to cover Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims’ harassment of a woman, along with his intent to dox three teens outside of a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood pro-life. Ironically, Rep. Sims has made several statements about bullying, one just … Read more

Victory! Bible distribution case at Mechanicsburg School District resolved

April 30, 2019 | 2 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: ,

The following is a press release from the Independence Law Center sent on April 30, 2019.

Judge John E. Jones, III entered a final order in the case filed by students at the Mechanicsburg School District after the school prevented … Read more

Teacher & Principal Stop First Grader from Sharing John 3:16

April 17, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Free Speech, Religious Freedom | Tags:

Attempts to censor speech of public school students during non-instructional time continues in Pennsylvania

This past Valentine’s Day there was yet another example of a Pennsylvania school suppressing students’ right to freely live out their faith and the Independence Law … Read more

Victory for Bible Club students at Mechanicsburg

February 21, 2019 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags:

Big Win for Freedom of Speech and Religious Liberty as Independence Law Center Earns Victory for Student Bible Club

From the desk of Michael Geer, President & CEO – Pennsylvania Family Institute:

I have wonderful news to share. The Independence … Read more

Bible Club Students Sue Their School: What you should know

February 1, 2019 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , ,

Student leaders of a Bible club have filed a lawsuit against Mechanicsburg Area School District (MASD) over unconstitutional policies that violate students’ rights and for their discriminatory practices that led to denying permission to offer Bibles during non instructional times, specifically from … Read more