Posts Tagged: religious freedom

On Transgender People and Locker Rooms

October 4, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Religious Freedom, Sexuality | Tags: , , , ,

by Brandon McGinley

On Tuesday of this week, I had an article published in the online journal Public Discourse arguing that “gender identity non-discrimination” legislation like Pennsylvania’s HB/SB 300 will necessarily lead to a functional prohibition on sex segregated personal … Read more

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.”


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

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

Family Institute in the News

March 26, 2013 | No comments | Posted in Family, marriage, Politics, Religious Freedom, Supreme Court | Tags: , , , , , ,

Michael Geer, president of Pennsylvania Family Institute, was interviewed on CBS 21 in Harrisburg regarding the Prop 8 case being heard before the US Supreme Court today. Click here to view the video.


Randall Wenger, chief counsel of the … Read more

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

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