Posts Categorized: Religious Freedom

Lancaster County Wood Products Business Files Supreme Court Petition

September 19, 2013 | 1 comment | Posted in Family, Life, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , , ,

Seeks to Protect Religious Liberties Against Assault by Federal Government

            Conestoga Wood Specialties and the Hahn family, which owns the business, filed a Petition with the U.S. Supreme Court today, asking the high court to hear its religious liberty appeal.… Read more

Christian Bakers Forced to Shut Down After Threats

September 3, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

From the Washington Times:

A husband-and-wife bakery shop team in Oregon were forced to close their shop doors and move to cheaper digs — their home — after gay-rights activists hounded them and drove away contract business because they … Read more

Action needed on bill that threatens our religious freedoms

August 22, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , , , ,

For more than 10 years and with your help, Pennsylvania Family Council has successfully stood against attempts to amend Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act to create special protected classes for “actual or perceived” “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

Why?

Because we … Read more

Appeal in Conestoga Woods Religious Freedom Case

August 1, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Health, Life, pro-life, Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

Our Chief Counsel for the Independence Law Center, Randall Wenger, is one of the lead attorneys in this case, fighting for the religious freedom of the owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties, Inc in Lancaster. Read the update below. Consider supporting … Read more

State Sues to Stop Rogue Montgomery County Official

July 30, 2013 | No comments | Posted in marriage, Politics, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , , , ,

AP:

Pennsylvania officials are asking a court to stop a rogue county from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

The state Health Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Commonwealth Court against D. Bruce Hanes. He oversees the granting of … Read more

Hobby Lobby Wins Preliminary Injunction

July 19, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags:

From The Beckett Fund

WASHINGTON, DC (July 19) –  Today, a federal court granted Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. a preliminary injunction against the HHS abortion-drug mandate, preventing the government from enforcing the mandate against the Christian company.  This victory comes … Read more

Majority of Americans Believe in Religious Freedom

July 17, 2013 | No comments | Posted in marriage, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , , ,

From our friends at Family Research Council:

When did it become acceptable to sacrifice the freedoms of conscience and free exercise of religion on the same-sex “wedding” altar?

Never, if you ask most Americans. In a stunningly lopsided pollRead more

ACLU Sues to Radically Redefine Marriage in Pennsylvania

July 9, 2013 | 6 comments | Posted in Family, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , ,

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Family Institute today expressed disappointment in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) seeking to radically redefine marriage and overturn Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act.

That law, passed overwhelmingly by … Read more

One Court Gets It Right: Hobby Lobby Prevails

June 28, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Health, Life, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

by Brandon McGinley

While Hollingsworth v. Perry and U.S. v. Windsor have grabbed the headlines, this has been a remarkably important week for the religious liberty concerns raised by the HHS contraceptive/sterilization/abortifacient mandate.

On Thursday, a federal court informed Christian-owned Read more

Hobby Lobby Wins Abortion Pill Mandate Case Before 10th Circuit

June 28, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, pro-life, Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

We await decision for Conestoga Wood here at the 3rd Circuit

The Green family that owns and operates Hobby Lobby, a large craft store chain, just won an important religious liberty case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the … Read more