Posts Categorized: Religious Freedom

9 Unelected Officials Threaten Your Religious Freedom, Privacy Rights

May 18, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Privacy rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

Proposed Change Would Undermine Personal Privacy and Religious Liberty

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) is proposing a dangerous end-run around the legislature that seriously threatens your personal privacy and religious liberty. We need you to take action today to Read more

Response to President Trump’s Religious Freedom Executive Order

May 4, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

The following is a statement from Pennsylvania Family Institute President and CEO Michael Geer on President Trump’s Religious Freedom Executive Order:

Religious freedom and rights of conscience have been severely undermined in America in recent years. The Executive Order signed … Read more

President Trump Is Right to Remove Mandate Regulating Public School Bathrooms, Locker Rooms

February 23, 2017 | 3 comments | Posted in Privacy rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Obama administration’s “Dear Colleague” Letter was unconstitutional and dangerous to Pennsylvania schools and families.

Harrisburg – A previous order by the Obama administration that violated students’ privacy rights and safety has now been rescinded by President Donald Trump.

Michael Geer… Read more

Freedom Denied in Washington State – Court Rules AGAINST 72-Year-Old Florist

February 16, 2017 | 1 comment | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Barronelle Stutzman, a special guest at the PA Family Institute 2016 Friends of the Family banquet in Hershey.

Today the Washington State Supreme Court ruled against Barronelle Stutzman, the florist that chose not to participate in a same-sex wedding ceremony … Read more

Pa Family Council Urges President Trump to Protect Religious Liberty

February 10, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Pennsylvania Family Council has joined allied organizations and hundreds of thousands of American families across the nation to urge President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to fulfill their campaign promise to uphold and protect religious liberty in our … Read more

VIDEO: If you don’t have to participate in the Inauguration, what about a same-sex wedding ceremony?

January 20, 2017 | 6 comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

All artists should be able to choose which events they express themselves in.

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is representing several artists in their legal battle to defend their freedom of expression. As Jim Campbell, Senior Counsel for ADF, wrote in … Read more

What would Martin Luther King Jr say today about religious freedom?

January 16, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Not only is January 16th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day but also National Religious Freedom Day. This pairing brings up an important question in light of current events, “If Dr. King was alive today, what would he say to forcing … Read more

Will PA Issue Fines for Views On Marriage? Not On My Watch.

December 22, 2016 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags:

Good people have been fined and put out of business in states like Colorado and New Mexico because of their views on marriage.

Will that happen in Pennsylvania? Not on my watch.

Look what’s happened in various parts of the … Read more

Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion.

December 16, 2016 | 2 comments | Posted in Privacy rights, Religious Freedom | Tags:

Over 75 prominent religious and thought leaders nationwide, including the Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput (Archbishop of Philadelphia), have come together as charter signatories of “Preserve Freedom, Reject Coercion,” a statement that affirms every American’s freedom to peacefully live their … Read more

#GivingTuesday: Our needs are greater than we can provide

November 28, 2016 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Religious Freedom | Tags:

Update by Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel for the Independence Law Center

As you consider making any contributions to important causes this Giving Tuesday, may I request your donation in support of growing our religious freedom outreach?

We have been swamped … Read more