Alliance Defending Freedom is a legal advocacy organization that supports the right of people to live out their Christian and Jewish beliefs freely. They fight for religious freedom for all Americans and defend the rights of those who believe in God, such as clergy members, parents with sincere and properly trained faith-based educational beliefs, and individuals from minority religions and non-believers. ADF offers pro-bono legal services to help protect people’s religious liberties. They work on cases in all 50 states, representing individuals, churches and ministries. Alliance Defending Freedom also works with lawmakers, attorneys general and organizations at the state and federal levels.
The mission of Alliance Defending Freedom is to advocate for the fundamental freedoms guaranteed by our founding documents: religious liberty, free speech and the sanctity of human life. “All too often,” said ADF President Jim Garlow, “faithful Christians are thwarted from sharing their faith or suffer various forms of discrimination and legal persecution simply because of their beliefs. The ADF’s Center for Academic Freedom has won over 400 cases defending students’ right to free expression. Most of us don’t expect to live in a culture where we are openly sanctioned to violate the laws of the land and freely declare that God is not a Trinitarian.”
The organization’s cases have won significant victories, including:
A District Court victory overturned the previous definition of “child abuse” as only physical abuse. The case was initially filed against the federal government. Still, after being dismissed in the District Court, ADF brought the case to the Fourth Circuit and won a victory involving religious liberty and parental rights. In Erin Mersinger v. Hon. Donald M. Kennedy, 4th Cir., 2015 (“Mersinger”), oral arguments were heard on October 10, 2014, on whether an Arkansas law violates a parent’s religious freedom by making it a crime for a couple who are divorced to not consent to their minor daughter living with her father. The Fourth Circuit remanded the case on July 20, 2015. The Department of Justice appealed the decision, which remains pending. Kindly refer to this page for more.
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