Posts Categorized: Free Speech

Why I’m Voting Yes to Keep Executive Power in Check

April 30, 2021 | 7 comments | Posted in abortion, Children, Church, education, Family, First Amendment, Free Speech, Health, Life, Parental rights, Politics, Religious Freedom, Voting | Tags: , , , ,

By Michael Geer, PA Family President

On Friday, March 6, 2020, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a 90-day emergency disaster declaration, giving him very broad, sweeping powers over day-to-day life in Pennsylvania. This emergency declaration was in response to an impending … Read more

Professor Wins Appeal in Defense of Right to Free Speech in Public University Classrooms

March 29, 2021 | 2 comments | Posted in Free Speech | Tags:

Independence Law Center filed a brief in support of First Amendment freedoms. 

In a win for free speech, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned a lower court ruling in order to protect a professor that had … Read more

The So-Called Equality Act Harms the Vulnerable and Strips Away Religious Freedom

March 23, 2021 | 4 comments | Posted in Counseling, First Amendment, Free Speech, Gender, Parental rights, Privacy rights, Religious Freedom, Uncategorized | Tags:

The Equality Act is an effort to create a special class in law based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (SOGI), which would penalize Americans for their beliefs about marriage and biological sex.  Even without such laws, large corporations and … Read more

This Thursday: Live Webinar with Author Ken Sande

December 8, 2020 | 2 comments | Posted in Church, Family, Free Speech, Prayer, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , , ,

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