Archbishop Chaput: A gathering that needs our support | Catholic News Agency

PA: Central Bucks seeks changes to student speech policy | The Intelligencer

Why is Planned Parenthood working to unseat Gosnell victim’s cousin?

UPenn symposium on “Dictating Conscience”

Faith-healing mother heads to prison for son’s death

Philly abortion tech is sentenced to 5-10 years

Philly schools accused of religious beard bias

Affidavit does not establish applicability of ministerial exception doctrine

PA: Students’ right to free expression spelled out in new policy | PennLive

Pa. lawyers defend state’s marriage amendment

Same-sex “marriage” advocates denied marriage licenses in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania parents sentenced in second faith-healing death

PA: Zoning board approves NP Mosque plans for apartment, religious instruction

More states likely to ban sexual-orientation change therapy

Pa. health care law contraceptive rulings appealed

Worker at PA abortion clinic gets 6-12 years

PA: Home schooler’s mom sues for son to play on Christian school’s sports team

PA: Montour County mom charged with giving teen abortion pills waives hearing

Jehovah’s Witness sues over Pa. center’s policy

PA State Rep. seeks conscience protection for businesses

Pennsylvania could tip the scales nationally on marriage

Decision on Mass. case could end protest buffers in Pittsburgh | TribLive

PA: York City Council shelves buffer zone ordinance, awaits ruling from Supreme Court

PA: Gov. Tom Corbett, Kathleen Kane dropped from marriage case

PA: Ruling on student speech spurs policy review | Valley News Dispatch

“Affordable housing for gay seniors opens in PA”

Bypass Sought on Bill to Redefine Marriage in Pennsylvania

10 Commandments likely to stand another year outside Valley High

“Pa. Pastor Defrocked After Performing Gay Wedding”

Judge in Pa. marriage suit nixes state appeal

No Unemployment Benefits Because Employee Failed To Notify Employer of Scope of Needed Religious Accommodation

PA: Corbett backs ban on sexual orientation discrimination

Philadelphia abortionist Gosnell gets 30 years for illegal drugs

Pa. accused of stalling in same-sex marriage case

Pa. Methodist minister refuses to surrender credentials over same-sex wedding

Pa. Sexual Orientation Bill Could ‘Coerce’ Catholic Institutions

“Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher, Drawing Protest”

Baby Jesus Stolen From Two Nativity Scenes

Pennsylvania schools told to lose speech limits | WorldNetDaily

    WorldNetDaily: “Public schools should encourage, not shut down, the free exchange of ideas,” said ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp. “The speech and literature distribution policies of many schools districts in Pennsylvania are virtually identical to the ones the 3rd Circuit struck down. These policies violate the First Amendment right of students to distribute religious materials at school.” The letter says, “The Supreme Court has made it clear that students ‘do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.’” Moreover, the letter states, “The Supreme Court has definitively held that religious expression – whether spoken, written, or symbolic – is protected by the First Amendment.” “America’s public schools should recognize the constitutionally protected freedom of all students, regardless of their religious views,” said Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco. “We hope that school districts in Pennsylvania will respect these freedoms and revise their policies accordingly.”

  • Posted: 12/10/2013
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Policies at nearly 300 Pa. school districts conflict with court ruling | Alliance Defending Freedom

Just Asking: How one young girl’s kind invitation could transform schools across the country

Easton Area School District files arguments for U.S. Supreme Court review in ‘boobies’ case

Pennsylvania Shuts Down Late-Term Abortion Center in Philadelphia

“Easton boobies case may follow bong hits to Supreme Court”

Judge sets two week June trial for challenge to Pa. marriage

“United Methodist jury convicts Pa. pastor who performed son’s same-sex marriage”

“United Methodists Try Pa. Pastor Over Gay Marriage”

Employee accuses Planned Parenthood of committing bait-and-switch abortions

    Jill Stanek at LifeSiteNews: I spoke with Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Michael Norton about this apparent PP hustle. He said if it is true that PP isn’t providing full disclosure before the onset of one’s abortion in order to pull her in so deep financially she feels she can’t back out, then PP may be violating a state health standard and may also be liable for medical malpractice, which is suable. “Women who have been tricked and coerced to complete the abortion procedure after being baited to begin the process may have claims of fraud, failure to provide adequate informed consent, reckless endangerment, and pain and suffering,” said Norton. “In addition, Planned Parenthood may be committing both civil and criminal violations.”

  • Posted: 11/18/2013
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Harper Poll: PA Dems Split on Abortion & More

Federal lawsuit challenging Pa. marriage survives first legal challenge

When Government Keeps Teens from Seeing the Therapist | Robert Carle at Public Discourse

Castille wins another term on Pa. Supreme Court

Pa. voters send GOP’s Stabile to Superior Court, Dems sweep other top offices

Dire warning to abortion clinic workers: ‘Don’t let your job put you in prison’ | Washington Times

PA voters could oust two Supreme Court justices in Tuesday’s election

Pa. woman to face trial on charges she killed newborn found in plastic bag in bar toilet tank

Pennsylvania bill would require schools to post ‘In God We Trust’ motto

What’s next in the nationwide struggle over same-sex marriage? | PBS

“Gay advocates urge Corbett to follow Christie”

Efforts to redefine marriage in Ore., key states

No prayer allowed at Veterans Day ceremony at Wallenpaupack High: American Legion threatens not to show up

South Connellsville VFD social hall site of lastest Ten Commandments monument

Pa. Judge Weighs Daughter’s Assisted Suicide Charge

ACLU Suit Over Pennsylvania Marriage Law May Get 2014 Trial

Pennsylvania digs in against Supreme Court, fights efforts to redefine marriage

Pittsburgh Diocese files new lawsuit against health care mandate

“Pa. Gov, Ag Seek Release From Gay-marriage Suit”

PA: Lehigh County same-sex benefits in limbo

    The Morning Call: An amendment eliminating benefits for same-sex couples is the first to roll out in response to a Lehigh County budget with a $10 million deficit. Commissioner Tom Creighton is sponsoring the only amendment to the 2014 budget so far, pushing back against County Executive Matt Croslis’ expansion of benefits to same-sex partners whose marriage is recognized in another state.

  • Posted: 10/03/2013
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Bill to redefine marriage to be introduced in Pennsylvania

“The Most Ingenious Attack on Gay Marriage Bans”

    John Culhane at Slate: The most ingenious of the lot is a modest suit filed last week in Philadelphia. Palladino v. Corbett is the first case to attack a state law that declares a same-sex marriage from another state “void.” That challenge is quite likely to succeed. If it does, it will effectively tear down the whole edifice of refusing to recognize same-sex marriage, and serve as a model for attacks across the country.

  • Posted: 10/02/2013
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“Pollster Says Most Pennsylvanians Not Riled Up Over Gay Marriage Issue”

Pennsylvania to re-think rule allowing students to play on opposite-gender sports teams

21 same-sex couples sue to redefine Pa. marriage

    Daily Times (AP): Twenty-one same-sex couples filed suit Wednesday seeking to overturn the state’s gay-marriage ban on the grounds that it’s unconstitutional . . . All of the plaintiff couples in the state action were married with licenses from a Montgomery County court clerk who began issuing them after Democratic state Attorney General Kathleen Kane concluded the law was unconstitutional and refused to defend it in federal court.

  • Posted: 09/26/2013
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Suit Challenges Pa.’s Non-recognition Of Mass. Same Sex “Marriage”