Pittsburgh Freethought Community Position Statements
Statement on PFC Event Inclusivity
January 27, 2023
Freethought isn't always easy. Earlier this month, the Women's Discussion Group was renamed to the Women-only Discussion Group with attendance limited to a narrow definition of woman. While the PFC respects the right of individuals to have differing opinions and we understand that some communities may prefer to have a safe space where attendance is explicitly restricted to only certain types of people, the PFC as a whole would rather err on the side of inclusivity rather than exclusivity. The current policy of the PFC is to have inclusive events and all people who identify as women are welcome in the Women's Discussion Group. All scheduled events have been returned to their former status with non-exclusive names. We sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by the recent event.
Statement on Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day
Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC) welcomes the celebration of Women’s History Month in March and International Women’s Day on March 8. PFC has always honored the truth that women and girls are human beings and that women’s rights are human rights.
Statement Endorsing LGBTQIA+ Equality In Collaboration with PFC’s LGBTQIA+ Initiative
Every year in June Pittsburgh Freethought Community (PFC) celebrates Pride Month with the rest of the world. When we remember that we’re all human beings, we can unite as one people living on one planet. When we offer more assistance, understanding, and acceptance to one another, we can effect positive change.Read more here.
July 1st, 2020
Dear Governor Tom Wolf and Senate President Fetterman,
As members of the Pittsburgh Freethought Community, with over 2,700 stakeholders, we are concerned about the unconstitutional use of $7 million dollars in Commonwealth funds allocated to two Baptist churches.
Dear Governor Wolf:
The 2700+ stakeholders of the Pittsburgh Freethought Community respectfully ask that you modify Pennsylvania’s critical stay-at-home order to include churches and other religious gatherings.
We are very concerned that your current stay-at-home order does not apply to religious institutions. This policy will needlessly endanger Pennsylvanians. In fact, it has been reported that one-third of all COVID-19 cases in one large California county can be traced to church services. It has also been reported that one infected person attending church services in South Korea accounted for at least 60 percent of all COVID cases in that country.