Posts Categorized: Religious Freedom

Wheaton Joins The Fight For Religious Freedom

July 19, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted in education, Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

By Eleanor Linton, PFI Intern

Wheaton College announced Wednesday that it was filing a suit alongside Catholic universities against the Health & Human Services Preventative Services Mandate. The suit is separate from the one filed by Catholic University of America … Read more

Salute the Scouts for Standing Strong on Morals

July 19, 2012 | 1 comment | Posted in Family, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , ,

This week, the Boy Scouts national office announced that “after a nearly two-year-long examination” by an 11-member panel commissioned by the chief scout executive, the Scouts will maintain their membership policy excluding homosexual scoutmasters and scouts from membership – and … Read more

Video Clip of PFI Chief Counsel on Fox&Friends

July 9, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Our own Randy Wenger, chief counsel of our Independence Law Center, appeared Saturday morning in the 8 a.m. hour of FOX & Friends on the FOX News Channel.

Randy appeared along with his client, Sharon Prudhomme, long-time owner of a … Read more

Our Rights Come from God, Not Government

July 3, 2012 | 3 comments | Posted in Family, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

An Independence Day Reminder In the best known lines of our Declaration of Independence, are found the words: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain… Read more

Pennsylvania Family Institute Denounces Today’s ObamaCare Ruling

June 28, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Family, Health, Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

(Harrisburg, PA – June 28) –  The Pennsylvania Family Institute finds today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the controversial federal healthcare law alarming and deeply wrong. The law is a threat to personal liberty, religious freedom and family … Read more

Religious Freedom Threatened by Government Policies

June 26, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , ,

Op-ed by Jennifer Marshall of the Heritage Foundation:

Americans enjoy the freedom not only to worship according to the dictates of conscience but also to express and to live according to those beliefs as we engage in public life.

Such … Read more

Institute Applauds Committee Passage of Bill Protecting Religious Freedom

June 20, 2012 | No comments | Posted in education, Family, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

The Pennsylvania Family Institute applauds the action yesterday of the Senate Education committee to pass Senate Bill 1134 by a 9-2 vote to protect religious child care centers from the heavy hand of government intrusion into their religious mission, while … Read more

New Mexico Says “No” To Religious Liberty

June 5, 2012 | No comments | Posted in marriage, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , , ,

By Eleanor Linton, PFI Intern

With New Mexico’s Court of Appeals ruling on Tuesday June 5, religious liberties protected by the First Amendment took a severe blow. The Court upheld an opinion from the New Mexico Human Rights Commission that … Read more

Sleeping Giant?

May 22, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Health, marriage, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , ,

by Brandon McGinley

As was widely reported yesterday, 43 Catholic dioceses and institutions, including the Archdioceses of New York and Washington, DC, and the University of Notre Dame,  filed suit against the federal government over the unprecedented attack on religious … Read more

The President Endorses Divorce; Slams Monogamy?

May 17, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage, Politics, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , , , , , ,

“Imagine a scenario in which the President of the United States used his bully pulpit do declare to the country that divorce was a good thing…”

Joseph Backholm, my colleague at the Family Policy Institute of Washington outside Seattle, wrote … Read more