Posts Categorized: Religious Freedom

Party on: Pa. 5th-grader free to invite schoolmates to church event

March 12, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Good news here in Pennsylvania!

PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit Tuesday unanimously affirmed a lower court’s order that found two policies at a Pennsylvania school district unconstitutional after they were used to prevent a … Read more

March 26th – Marriage March – Bus Available from Lancaster

March 6, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage, Politics, Religious Freedom, Supreme Court | Tags: , , ,

On March 26th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Perry case, which will determine if Proposition 8 – the citizens initiative approved by the people of California in 2008 to protect marriage – is constitutional or not. … Read more

Immediate Action Needed on Assault to Religious Freedom

March 4, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Health, Life, Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Congress has the opportunity to restore religious liberty and protect conscience for all Americans by including conscience protections in any must-pass legislation. The Obama administration has made it clear that it will continue to violate conscience with the HHS mandate. … Read more

Obamacare “Compromise” on HHS Mandate Falls Short

February 4, 2013 | No comments | Posted in abortion, Life, pro-life, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

From Alliance Defending Freedom:

The Obama Administration proposed a new regulation regarding religious organizations and the HHS preventive services mandate, which, among other things, required a huge number of employers to cover (without cost sharing) contraceptives, abortifacients, sterilization, and … Read more

Warren County Church succeeds in winning back tax exemption for its sanctuary

January 24, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

County attempted to tax church despite state law and Constitution WARREN COUNTY, Pa. — House of Worship, a church in Warren, Pennsylvania, prevailed last week in a controversy over the taxation of its church building. The County revoked the church’s… Read more

President Denies Freedom of Religion

January 17, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Wednesday, January 16th was Freedom of Religion Day. To mark the occasion, President Obama released a proclamation – click here to read it. Unfortunately, he missed the mark. And his words and the actions of his administration show clearly … Read more

Hundreds of Thousands of Frenchmen Protest Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

January 14, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage, Religious Freedom | Tags: ,

Good news, from France!

From Bloomberg.com:

Protests against French President Francois Hollande’s proposal to allow same-sex marriage drew hundreds of thousands of people into the streets in Paris.

Read more…Read more

Speak up for the persecuted church around the world!

January 11, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

From Family Research Council:

Next Wednesday, January 16, the President will declare Religious Freedom Day. Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), as the author of the International Religious Freedom Act, knows the Day well. He helped created the Commission on Religious … Read more

Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day on Saturday, January 5th

January 4, 2013 | 1 comment | Posted in Family, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

The Green family, devoted Christians and owners of retail chain Hobby Lobby, are facing daily fines of $ 1.3 million for their refusal to comply with the Obamacare abortion drug mandate. Rather than violate their conscience, the Greens have chosen … Read more

Schools Already Experience (Un)intended Consequences of Redefining Marriage

January 3, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage, Politics, Religious Freedom, Uncategorized | Tags:

by Tom Shaheen, Vice President for Policy

Our team at the Pennsylvania Family Institute/Council and Pro-marriage advocates around the country –  have been warning our state lawmakers and you, our state’s churches and families, about the need to protect the … Read more