Posts Categorized: Religious Freedom

Independence Law Center applauds vote on Senate Bill 247 to Stop Religious Discrimination against Educators

March 25, 2021 | 1 comment | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

Pennsylvania’s Senate Education Committee unanimously voted its approval of Senate Bill 247, a bill that would end Pennsylvania’s religious discrimination against teachers and other educators for the wearing of religious garb.  Led by Senators Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Judy Schwank … Read more

The So-Called Equality Act Harms the Vulnerable and Strips Away Religious Freedom

March 23, 2021 | 4 comments | Posted in Counseling, First Amendment, Free Speech, Gender, Parental rights, Privacy rights, Religious Freedom, Uncategorized | Tags:

The Equality Act is an effort to create a special class in law based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (SOGI), which would penalize Americans for their beliefs about marriage and biological sex.  Even without such laws, large corporations and … Read more

A Response to Senator Casey’s Defense of the so-called Equality Act

March 1, 2021 | 30 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Gender, Parental rights, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , , , , ,

In response to concerned Pennsylvanians’ thoughts on the so-called Equality Act, Senator Casey has shared a response detailing his support for the bill.

Spread the word to friends and family and tell them to take action here: pafamily.org/equality

While the … Read more

This Thursday: Live Webinar with Author Ken Sande

December 8, 2020 | 2 comments | Posted in Church, Family, Free Speech, Prayer, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , , ,

Double your investment in PFI this Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2020 | 1 comment | Posted in Family, pro-life, Religious Freedom | Tags:

Today is Giving Tuesday and your financial partnership with the Pennsylvania Family Institute is an investment towards helping advance our leading pro-life, pro-family work.

Thanks to a generous donor, all gifts we receive will be doubled — up to $50,000 … Read more

PA House Passes Religious Freedom Protections, Keeps Churches Free to Remain Open for Worship

September 15, 2020 | 4 comments | Posted in Church, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

First Amendment rights include the ability to gather for worship and COVID-19 does not erase this right.

(HARRISBURG, PA)  By a substantial margin, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today voted to pass House Bill 2530, and protect the right of … Read more

Educational Resources for Parents

August 11, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Children, education, Family, Parental rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , ,

Educational Options for Parents webinar:

Private School resources:

Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) – Find a school.Association of Classical Christian Schools – Find a schoolKeystone Christian Education Association (KCEA)

Homeschooling Resources:

Education Resource Center from the Commonwealth… Read more

Parents: Seize this Opportunity to Choose Your Children’s Education

July 24, 2020 | No comments | Posted in Children, education, Family, Parental rights, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

By: Emily Kreps

As a mom here in Pennsylvania, I understand the stress that many parents are feeling and the questions we’re wondering as we approach this school year. Will Governor Wolf close the schools before they even open, or … Read more

Little Sisters, Religious Freedom Win at SCOTUS despite PA AG Shapiro’s Legal Attack

July 8, 2020 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Religious Freedom | Tags:

(HARRISBURG, PA – July 8, 2020) Pennsylvania Family Institute applauds today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Little Sisters of the Poor v Pennsylvania, a case dealing with religious exemption to the HHS mandate requiring coverage of abortion-causing drugs in employer-sponsored … Read more

Further Guidance and Suggestions on Face Coverings Order

July 8, 2020 | 1 comment | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech, Prayer, Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

For Pastors and Church leaders – from Kurt Weaver and our Church Ambassador Network.

As promised, we wanted to give you more information in regards to the latest Universal Face Covering Order:Last Wednesday, July 1st, the Governor and Secretary of … Read more