Posts Categorized: Religious Freedom

Lancaster County Postal Carrier Who Lost Job After USPS Refused Religious Accommodation Appeals to Third Circuit

July 28, 2021 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom, Uncategorized | Tags:

Independence Law Center files appeal to reverse lower court decision that discriminates against a long-time employee by forcing him to work on Sundays

(Philadelphia, PA) Today, the Independence Law Center, in conjunction with Baker Botts LLP, First Liberty Institute, the … Read more

Victory for Needy Children, Religious Freedom: Response to Fulton v. Philadelphia SCOTUS Decision

June 17, 2021 | 1 comment | Posted in Adoption, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

(Harrisburg, PA) The following statement may be attributed to Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel for the Independence Law Center, which filed an amicus brief in the Fulton v. City of Philadelphia case decided by the United States Supreme Court today:

We’re … Read more

Why I’m Voting Yes to Keep Executive Power in Check

April 30, 2021 | 7 comments | Posted in abortion, Children, Church, education, Family, First Amendment, Free Speech, Health, Life, Parental rights, Politics, Religious Freedom, Voting | Tags: , , , ,

By Michael Geer, PA Family President

On Friday, March 6, 2020, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a 90-day emergency disaster declaration, giving him very broad, sweeping powers over day-to-day life in Pennsylvania. This emergency declaration was in response to an impending … Read more

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