What is the Alliance Defending Freedom and What Do We Do?

Formerly known as Alliance Defense Fund, the Alliance Defending Freedom is the world’s largest organization devoted to legally protecting the freedoms of religion and speech, human life, parents and children, and traditional marriage and family. It was started in 1994 by Christian leaders. While many of its clients are fellow Christians, it has also represented people of other faiths, including Jews, Muslims, Mormons, and Jehovah’s Witnesses. It has worked to stop persecution against Christians, Shia Muslims, Yazidis, and others. The Alliance Defending Freedom is a successful Supreme Court advocate and has participated in 74 Supreme Court victories.

Recently, the government has used its power to violate basic principles of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. For example, the government punished a bakery owner for refusing to design a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of the owner’s religious faith. The Alliance Defending Freedom represented the owner and helped protect his freedom with a 7-2 Supreme Court ruling.

The Alliance Defending Freedom represents people who desire the freedom to espouse their views without fear that the authorities will take adverse action against them simply based on their views or speech. It works to ensure all public college and university students can express their views on campus and has obtained over 400 legal victories in favor of students.

The Alliance Defending Freedom also protects human life and defends those who cannot defend themselves, at all stages of life. It preserved the life of a Gulf War veteran who was comatose after an accident by maintaining his food and water until he recovered.

ADF has another mission to protect children from extreme, race-based doctrines in schools. Its international work defends Christians and other religious groups against persecution. It partners with other organizations and has led 30 cases to victory at the international court of the Council of Europe. See this page for additional information.


More about ADF on https://adflegal.org/