Posts Categorized: Religious Freedom

The Bladensburg Peace Cross Will Remain, But the Supreme Court Missed an Opportunity

June 20, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags:

By: Curtis Schube

On Thursday, the Supreme Court in American Legion et. al. v. American Humanist Association, decided that the Bladensburg Peace Cross, which was erected nearly 100 years ago and has stood on public land in Maryland for roughly … Read more

PA National Guard Allows Tour for ‘Trail Life USA’ Troop After Letter from Legal Groups

June 19, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in Children, Religious Freedom | Tags:

Scouting troop had been denied equal access to National Guard Facility because of its religious affiliation

Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard yesterday agreed to allow a Pennsylvania-based Trail Life USA scouting troop to tour the facility after the Independence Law … 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

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

Victory for Bible Club After Principal Censors Verse from School Flyer

October 29, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Independence Law Center helps high school students advertise their club and maintain their right to express student religious speech.

The Bible Club at a school district in central Pennsylvania has been an active part of the school district for years. … Read more

Three notes from Pennsylvania’s End of Legislative Session

October 26, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Disability Rights, Religious Freedom, Sex Trafficking | Tags: ,

Pennsylvania’s 2017-2018 legislative session has come to a close. Here are three notes on legislative items we were following:

Pennsylvania becomes a Safe Harbor State.

Senate Bill 554 passed unanimously and will now provide specialized services to victims of sex … Read more

Learn more about these champions for religious freedom coming to PA

October 2, 2018 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Sponsorships and tickets are available for PA Family Institute’s 2018 Friends of the Family Banquet in Hershey on Saturday, October 20th. Join Pennsylvania Family Institute to hear from and honor two men who have become champions for religious freedom.

Jack… Read more

Oct. 20 – Champions for Religious Liberty come to PA

September 19, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags:

Honor Jack Phillips and Coach Kennedy as well as support the work of the Pennsylvania Family Institute

Courage to Stand: 2018 Friends of the Family Banquet Saturday, October 20th Hershey Lodge | Hershey, PA | Dinner: 6:30PM

Sponsorship: Click here Read more

Unelected Commission Implements Changes that Alarmingly Impact Your Freedom

September 6, 2018 | No comments | Posted in Privacy rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Bypassing the PA General Assembly, an unelected Commission is changing the way it views the word “sex” in Pennsylvania’s civil rights law, raising serious concerns for religious freedom and personal privacy.

PA Human Relations Commission (PHRC), a group of nine … Read more

Owners Of Historic Farm Wage Battle With Sewickley Heights Officials Over Bible Study Events

July 27, 2018 | 1 comment | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

“When can you hold a Bible study, a religious gathering or a worship service on your own property? If you’re thinking the answer is any time I want because my religious rights are protected by the First Amendment, well, you … Read more