Brian McDaniel

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Alliance Defending Freedom vision is to preserve and defend the First Amendment in Jesus Christ’s culture, educating the American public about values and principles of freedom enshrined in our Constitution. ADF promotes a robust conscience, ensuring that all people are free to practice their faith without compromising their beliefs.

They were formerly known as the Alliance Defense Fund and have made significant efforts to battle same-sex marriage, end funding for sex change operations, and protect pro-life clinics. One of the nation’s leading legal organizations defending religious liberty, ADF has achieved many victories on behalf of religious liberty through litigation, legislation and strategic advocacy campaigns. This includes helping numerous Christian business owners defend themselves from being forced by government bureaucrats to create art work that violates their sincerely held religious beliefs; preventing states from stripping veterans’ gravesites of crosses; protecting student groups from discrimination based on religion; and supporting families who want to fight for true marriage as defined by God.

Alliance Defending Freedom has filed or defended over 30 lawsuits across the country that have been instrumental in advancing religious freedom and protecting the First Amendment. One of these cases, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC ,which ADF won before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014, was one of a few religious liberty lawsuits to receive broad media coverage. A similar case is pending before the Supreme Court, involving a Muslim woman who was refused promotion at an Ohio community college because she wore a headscarf. The court has agreed to hear this case this June, and it is expected to be an important watershed moment for First Amendment freedoms.

Alliance Defending Freedom is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In 2006, ADF filed a lawsuit against the D.C. school board for its prohibition on statements of faith on library bookshelves and for its “No Bibles in Public Schools” policy. The following year, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and against ADF’s claims that the First Amendment requires sectarian prayer at public schools by students or teachers. Kindly click here to learn more.


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