Posts Tagged: religious freedom

What would Martin Luther King Jr say today about religious freedom?

January 16, 2017 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

Not only is January 16th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day but also National Religious Freedom Day. This pairing brings up an important question in light of current events, “If Dr. King was alive today, what would he say to forcing … Read more

Freedom Tour – Learn how to protect your freedoms in Pennsylvania

March 23, 2016 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom | Tags:

The Pennsylvania General Assembly is considering a new law that poses as one of the greatest threats to our freedom. Will your Christian school be forced to hire teachers that don’t follow the Bible’s teaching on human sexuality? Must your… Read more

PA Family Institute – What to Expect in 2016

December 29, 2015 | No comments | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

PA Family Institute, counting on thousands to heed their calls to action and for financial support, is the state’s leading advocate for pro-life, pro-family principles.

Tom Shaheen, Vice President for Policy at the Pennsylvania Family Institute, offers insight on … Read more

Is it fair to force a Muslim truck driver to violate his beliefs?

November 12, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in First Amendment, Religious Freedom | Tags: , , ,

In 2013, two truck drivers – Mahad Abass Mohamed and Abdikarim Hassan Bulshale – were fired from their position with an Illinois-based trucking company. They were fired because they refused to deliver alcohol – something that violated their religious beliefs.… Read more

Is it fair to make violating your beliefs the price of citizenship?

October 1, 2015 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , ,

Elaine Huguenin is a Christian photographer in New Mexico.  Back before marriage had even been redefined in that state, Huguenin was asked to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony.  Knowing both that she could not use her artistic talents to celebrate … Read more

Majority Agree: We Should Have the Right to Say ‘No’

September 29, 2015 | 3 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , ,

Proponents of the “Fairness Act” like to say that their proposal enjoys the support of a strong majority of Pennsylvanians.  But like with all polling, it depends on how you ask the question.

If the “Fairness Act” concept—the introduction of … Read more

Threat to Christian Schools is Real

September 18, 2015 | 1 comment | Posted in education, First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , ,

Statements by a State Senator provide clear evidence that Pennsylvania Christian schools are at risk should SB 974 (the so-called “Fairness Act”) become law. At issue: What happens when a Christian school dismisses a teacher for engaging in a public … Read more

He was the best at his job. Then he wrote a book about his beliefs and was fired. Is that fair?

September 18, 2015 | No comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , ,

Kelvin Cochran may very well be the best fire fighter in the United States.  And he’s out of a job because of his beliefs about human sexuality.

Chief Cochran was raised in poverty in Shreveport, Louisiana.  He was one of … Read more

This PA Senator wants it illegal for Catholic schools to require teachers to follow Catholic teaching

September 15, 2015 | 7 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , , ,

The administration of Holy Ghost Prep, a Catholic high school in the Philadelphia suburbs, knew that foreign language teacher Michael Griffin lived with his same-sex partner.  Even though teachers’ contracts include a clause about following the teachings of the Catholic … Read more

Barronelle Stutzman: A Voice for True Fairness

September 8, 2015 | 2 comments | Posted in First Amendment, Free Speech | Tags: , , , ,

Over the course of their decade-long friendship, Rob Ingersoll spent more than $5,000 at Barronelle Stutzman’s Washington State florist shop, Arlene’s Flowers.  Stutzman had known for some time that Ingersoll was gay, and that most of the orders she filled … Read more