Posts Tagged: Pennsylvania Family Institute

Harrisburg 101 Off the Launchpad

January 29, 2014 | 3 comments | Posted in education, Politics | Tags: , , ,

by Michael Geer

Despite the 6 degree weather and the prospect of our State Capitol building being filled with union protesters, about a dozen citizens from throughout central Pennsylvania braved the elements and joined us for our inaugural Harrisburg 101 … Read more

24 Hours of Radio-Activity

August 3, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics, Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

I always appreciate the opportunity to appear as a guest on talk radio – even when the host or the callers disagree with my viewpoints. The on-air give-and-take on significant issues of the day can help bring light to a … Read more

Penn State Falls Into a Pit

July 12, 2012 | 11 comments | Posted in education, Family, Politics, Sexuality | Tags: , , , , , , ,

by Michael Geer, President

The release of the Freeh Report today regarding the Penn State- Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal brought to mind words spoken at a Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee hearing more than a decade ago. Those words, … 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

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Prison-Bound Speakers & Reform

May 14, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Family, Politics | Tags: , , ,

By Michael Geer

This afternoon, a former Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, a Democrat, will report to the Dauphin County Courthouse to begin serving a prison sentence for his conviction on corruption charges. He joins a Republican former … Read more

INDEPENDENCE LAW CENTER WINS RELIEF FOR UNJUSTLY-TAXED CHURCH

April 3, 2012 | No comments | Posted in Politics, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , , , , , ,

By Emily Kreps

The Independence Law Center, with assistance from attorney Lindsey Hoban of Ballard Spahr, obtained an important court victory on behalf of a small church in rural Northeastern Pennsylvania. In the case, Northmoreland Baptist Church v. Wyoming County … Read more

Atheists Attack. We Defend.

March 27, 2012 | 4 comments | Posted in Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

Atheists are coming after us, and they’re using the courts to do it.

It’s been happening for decades, and they scored the first victory in the conflict way back in 1963 right here in Pennsylvania, when atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair … Read more

It Should Have Been Unanimous

December 15, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Family, Health, Life, Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

SB 732, the common sense bill to require abortion centers in Pennsylvania to meet the same health and safety standards required of all outpatient surgery centers, passed the State House and Senate overwhelmingly this week. This action comes about 11 … Read more

PFI Headquarters Safe & Dry

September 12, 2011 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: ,

Thanks for the calls and emails of concern regarding the Harrisburg flooding and the Pennsylvania Family Institute offices. All is well at our office. Although our building sits right on the riverfront (across from City Island) it is on high … Read more

Victory for Independence Law Center

June 29, 2011 | No comments | Posted in education, Family | Tags: , , , , ,

Just got word from our chief counsel, Randy Wenger, that the Independence Law Center won a victory for Child Evangelism Fellowship in a dispute with the Harrisburg School District over “Good News Clubs.” More details to come.… Read more