Posts Categorized: Free Speech

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

Response to Misleading Letter from Mechanicsburg Area School District

January 9, 2019 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , ,

On Tuesday, January 8th, the Independence Law Center (ILC) corrected misleading statements issued by the Mechanicsburg Area School District (MASD) regarding the administration’s unconstitutional prohibition on students sharing Bibles with other students. The misleading statements by the school district and … Read more

School Bans Sharing Bibles

January 3, 2019 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , ,

Central PA high school is preventing students from sharing Bibles at lunch with their friends.

One high school in Central Pennsylvania has created some controversy after repeatedly denying students the ability to exercise their constitutional right to free speech.

The student leaders … Read more

On Nov. 16, your ExtraGive helps save lives and protect freedoms

November 9, 2018 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech, Religious Freedom | Tags:

The Extraordinary Give: Friday, November 16 Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving

Pennsylvania Family Institute operates a free legal services center – the Independence Law Center – where a few expert attorneys are doing extraordinary things to help people throughout … Read more