Posts Categorized: Religious Freedom

Christian Mail Carrier Discharged for Not Delivering Packages on Sunday Asks Federal Court for Judgment

February 17, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags:

(LANCASTER, PA) On Friday, February 14, a United States Postal Service (USPS) mailman filed a Motion for Summary Judgement before a federal district judge asking the court to find that the USPS violated his rights when it failed to accommodate … Read more

Proposed State Bills Would Harm Freedoms, Not Promote Tolerance and Diversity

February 3, 2020 | 6 comments | Posted in Privacy rights, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , ,

Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect yet Senate Bill 224, Senate Bill 614 and House Bill 1404 would harm good people.

Protections for religious freedom and privacy rights here in Pennsylvania are in jeopardy with a renewed push … 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

Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro on a Crusade Against Catholic Nuns

October 24, 2019 | 1 comment | Posted in abortion, First Amendment, Health, Life, pro-life, Religious Freedom, Supreme Court | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Catholic charity organization, the Little Sisters of the Poor, is back in the news this week, not for the over 13,000 elderly poor they serve in 31 countries, but because pro-abortion government officials are trying to force them to pay … Read more

Victory for PA County sued for using government seal with a cross

August 8, 2019 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags:

Freedom from Religion Foundation attempted to censor cross on county seal; Independence Law Center filed friend-of-the-court brief supporting county.

Today, a court ruling granted freedom to Lehigh County (Pennsylvania) to use its government seal that includes a cross.

The United … Read more

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