Posts Categorized: Free Speech

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

Proposed “Fairness” Act actually undermines fairness, tolerance

August 28, 2015 | 6 comments | Posted in Free Speech, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Pennsylvania is already a tolerant state.  Bill would threaten needed services.

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Family Council, the state’s largest pro-family advocacy organization, calls on Pennsylvania Legislators to reject proposed legislation that would undermine the tolerance and religious freedom for … 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

PA newspaper BANS letters/op-eds supporting marriage between husband/wife

June 26, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in Free Speech, marriage | Tags: , ,

By: Dan Bartkowiak

Five Supreme Court Justices – five people – have redefined marriage for an entire nation. Justice Roberts wrote in his dissent that:

Today’s decision, for example, creates serious questions about religious liberty. Many good and decent people … Read more

“His work is a part of his worship.”

June 1, 2015 | 3 comments | Posted in Free Speech, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

“The passion of what we do at Hands On Originals is to take people’s message and make it better.” – Blaine Adamson, Managing Owner

“He’s very serious about the fact that his work is a part of his worship. And … Read more

Supreme Court Brief Filed in Support of Choose-Life License Plate

February 16, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Free Speech, pro-life | Tags: ,

We’re asking the high court to stop censorship of pro-life speech.

The Independence Law Center, in conjunction with Jonathan D. Christman of Fox Rothschild LLP,  filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Children First Foundation, a … Read more

‘Homophobia’ Is the American Blasphemy

January 26, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Free Speech | Tags:

Excerpt from The United States’ Unwritten Blasphemy Laws By: Brandon McGinley

In the United States, it’s more risky to offend the LGBT lobby than to provoke Muslims with what they consider blasphemy.

…Any enthusiasm we might have about America’s culture … Read more