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The core of everything we do at ADF is rooted in the Gospel, and we want our ministry to reflect the Gospel to the rest of the world. That’s why we’re…

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For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your…

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Would it make sense to hire a known alcoholic to run Alcoholics Anonymous support groups? Or what about if Planned Parenthood was forced to hire a…

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Becoming a teacher is a unique way to have a positive influence on the next generation, and that is exactly what Arizona Christian University students in…

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Take a moment and think about the ways you've used your "speech" today. Have you had an in-person conversation with a family member or colleague? Written…

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What would you do if the government gave your ministry this ultimatum: Compromise on your religious beliefs or face punishment? Unfortunately, this isn't…

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Christian camps are places where childhood memories are made, adult respite is found, and lifelong spiritual commitments develop. When believers get…

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“Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let it shine!” That’s a line from the popular children’s song “This Little Light of Mine,” which has been sung by…

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On December of 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the misnamed Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA), which, among other things, repealed the federal…

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For over 40 years, the Wyoming Rescue Mission has assisted the community of Casper, Wyoming. It serves community members who are homeless, struggling…

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As soon as the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, activists went to work mischaracterizing the ruling. Many used the Dobbs v. Jackson…

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You may not have heard of Lorie Smith. But she has a lot in common with cake artist Jack Phillips. Jack was targeted by the same Colorado agency that is…

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Should male athletes who identify as transgender compete in women’s sports? If you’ve listened to any major news outlets recently, you’d hear a resounding…

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In case you missed it, Title IX is undergoing some serious changes. If implemented, these sweeping changes stand to change the landscape of schools across…

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Choosing a doctor is about more than just location and convenience. Many people want to find a provider who shares their beliefs, who will take time to…

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On July 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA), a bill designed to enshrine same-sex marriage into the American…

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In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Carson v. Makin that the state of Maine cannot exclude students who attend religious schools from a…

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For children from low-income families and underprivileged neighborhoods, lunch at school may be the most nutritious meal they eat all day. Thankfully…

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We owe a lot to our parents. They bring us into the world. They take care of us before we can take care of ourselves. They teach us how to walk, talk...

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Roe v. Wade is no longer the law of the land when it comes to abortion policy. Praise God! The Supreme Court has reversed nearly five decades of…

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On December 8th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an important case involving religious freedom and school choice. The Court decided to…

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In Psalm 145:4, the psalmist states that “one generation shall praise Your works to another and shall declare Your mighty acts.” As Christians, we long to…

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The story of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is a story of God’s faithfulness, goodness, grace, and provision. And it’s also a shining example of how God…

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A mission statement is central to the identity of all organizations. And to advance that mission, institutions need people who align with their core…

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January 22, 1973, marked a dark day in our country’s history. On that day nearly 50 years ago, the Supreme Court handed down its infamous Roe v. Wade...

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In Vermont, not every town has a public high school. In order to make sure that every student has access to a quality high school education, Vermont...

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For years, Holston Home has received some of its reimbursement for services through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to help sustain...

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In the summer of 2021, the Biden administration made it clear that a national vaccine mandate was “not the role of the federal government.” But just...

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It seems the Biden administration is demanding conformity to its ideological agenda at all costs. And when it comes to its radical plan to change the...

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Earlier this week, Senator Lindsay Graham introduced Senate Resolution 407, legislation that celebrates religious schools and their contributions to...

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Latin America has experienced more than its share of oppressive governmental regimes. Throughout the 20th century and continuing today, tyranny has held...

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For many families, where you attend college is a source of pride. Many attend where their parents and grandparents attended, and they hope to send their...

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Earlier this month, the Senate passed the long-awaited infrastructure bill. While pundits on both sides of the aisle have spent months debating and...

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The First Amendment protects the right of religious universities to decide the faculty they want to hire or promote. That means Christian colleges are...

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Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission cares for over a thousand homeless people every day and shows them the love of Jesus that they so desperately need to see.

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No church should be forced to cover abortions, and certainly not a church like Cedar Park that dedicates its ministry to protecting and celebrating life.

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What exactly is freedom of speech and why is it important? We explore and answer these questions in a video that Alliance Defending Freedom recently...

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In 2018, the City of Philadelphia froze all referrals to foster families working with Catholic Social Services, and the timing was peculiar. Just days...

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A church or house of worship needs to maintain independence from government control in certain fundamental ways. This is vital not only for its thriving...

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On April 11, 2020, Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the Virginia Values Act. The bill treats sexual orientation and gender identity as...

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In 1869, Vermont launched its Town Tuition Program, the oldest school choice program in the country. The program allows for students who live in towns...

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Our Constitution protects the right of faith-based institutions to operate according to their beliefs. It also protects our freedom by separating power...

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Under this new rule pushed forward by President Biden, the College of the Ozarks will be threatened with ruinous fines, damages, and even criminal...

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The free exercise of religion matters, especially during a pandemic. It’s nice to know that a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court agree. Late Friday...

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Punishing people and institutions of faith because they exercise their religious beliefs is unconstitutional. And that’s why this lawsuit should concern...

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What is “gender identity”? It’s part of a troubling ideology that is spreading across the United States. Common sense and basic biology tell us that...

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The deceptively named “Equality Act” would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes to existing laws banning discrimination...

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Today, the “Equality Act” was introduced in Congress. With a Democrat-controlled House and Senate, the passage of this legislation is more likely than...

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Children deserve our fiercest protection. But a legislative priority of the Biden administration threatens a particularly vulnerable group: children in...

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The essence of the “Equality Act” is its addition of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes to existing federal nondiscrimination...

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In Connecticut, a young woman watched as her dream of winning state and regional track competitions and standing on the victory podium was unfairly...

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January 16 is National Religious Freedom Day. For many Americans, this day carries more weight than in recent years – because of what churches have...

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Across the country, as public officials have grappled with how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, some have taken their authority too far. The First...

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“Las Vegas. Now Open!” So declared an ad announcing the reopening of casinos after closures due to COVID-19. But while hundreds of thousands of people...

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The State of California began forcing churches to cover abortions in their health insurance plans in 2014. Even worse, many of these churches were not...

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When a family in South Hero requested tuition reimbursement for Rice, their school district denied the request. Why? Because “Rice is a religious school.”

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It seems that some government officials in Virginia have decided that their preferred political ideology trumps free speech and religious freedom. But...

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When a family in South Hero requested tuition reimbursement for Rice, their school district denied the request. Why? Because “Rice is a religious school.”

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Over the Labor Day weekend, the State of Nevada allowed streams of tourists to crowd the Las Vegas Strip. News reports observed that not everyone was...

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It’s not often that you end up sharing a jail cell with your dad and your oldest son. But that’s exactly where David Benham found himself. Their crime?

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In the past few months, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued several decisions that impact religious organizations. To help church and ministry leaders...

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Imagine that new neighbors move in next door. You’re not entirely sure how many kids live there, but you know it’s a lot. And judging by the frazzled...

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When’s the last time you saw an ideologically diverse group of people come together over a common cause? If you’re racking your brain trying to think of...

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School voucher programs provide low-income families with schooling options for their children. That is, unless these families live in Maryland and want...

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Want to get through college cheaper and faster? That’s a no-brainer for many high school students and their parents, especially with the rising cost of...

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This past term at the U.S. Supreme Court was interesting to say the least. For the first time ever, oral arguments were conducted over the phone due to...

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When the government punishes one behavior and rewards another, people take notice. That’s because the government’s actions send signals about what is...

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It’s been an eventful four years for Georgia Gwinnett College graduate Chike Uzuegbunam. In 2016, Chike was prevented from exercising his right to free...

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You probably know the March for Life from its demonstration each January in Washington, D.C. Maybe you’ve even participated. What you might not know...

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“Las Vegas. Now Open!” So declared an ad announcing the reopening of casinos after closures due to COVID-19. But at the same time that people streamed...

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On July 1, churches, Christian schools, and other religious ministries with theologically orthodox views on marriage will no longer be welcome in Virginia.

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While the “Equality Act” may initially sound nice to some ears, this bill actually poses a devastating and unprecedented threat to religious freedom...

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Sharonell Fulton has dedicated over 25 years of her life to caring for more than 40 foster children. As a Christian, Sharonell sees it as an extension...

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It’s been three years since the phone call that changed Heather and Rick’s lives. “Heather, I’m calling because we have a situation,” said the voice on...

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“This is wrong, and you know it,” said David Benham as a police officer handcuffed him. David and pro-life advocates from his group, Cities4Life, were...

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Since March, Americans have faced various challenges related to COVID-19. Many have been furloughed or lost jobs. Others are adjusting to working from...

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COVID-19 has presented frightening times for many. People are afraid for their health, for their jobs, for their families, and more. Here at ADF, we...

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Victory Baptist Church in Dedham, Massachusetts, was careful to follow all the guidelines laid out by government...

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Back in 2014, Eleanor McCullen challenged an anti-free speech law in Massachusetts at the U.S. Supreme Court. The case involved a “buffer zone” designed...

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Everyone is experiencing a new level of uncertainty right now. But if you are running a religious school, or your children attend one, your uneasiness...

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If you’re in court on the opposite side of a case from the Little Sisters of the Poor—a group of Catholic nuns who have given up all worldly possessions...

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In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, many churches have had to change the way they hold services in order to adapt to social distancing guidelines and...

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Who has the authority to decide who teaches children at a religious school, the school or the government? That’s the important question that the U.S...

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Proponents claim these bills would promote tolerance and inclusion. In reality, they would open the door to government-mandated discrimination...

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Churches are enjoying a victory in a battle they never should have been forced to fight. On January 10, a U.S. district court dismissed a lawsuit...

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Lisa Amann has attended Skyline Wesleyan Church in La Mesa, California for almost her entire life. Now, she works there as a pastor. As a Christian...

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School voucher programs provide low-income families with schooling options for their children. That is, unless these families live in Maryland and want to send their students to a private school that holds beliefs that the government doesn’t like.There, state officials are targeting a Christian school because of its beliefs – and they are harming low-income students in the process. That’s why this school is fighting back.

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“That’s the adventure of life with God,” said Pastor Jeff Farrar, “He’s forever walking us into things we are completely unqualified to master.” Pastor...

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Beto O’Rourke is waiting for you at the bottom of the slippery slope religious freedom opponents said never existed. For many years, we were told that...

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“Clarity is reasonable.” That’s the tagline on ChurchClarity.com. And while it may seem reasonable and relatively harmless, there are reasons to be...

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A good name is important. Without it, individuals, businesses, ministries, and churches face an uphill battle. This is why smear campaigns are so often...

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Alone in the cold, homeless women in Anchorage, Alaska need somewhere to turn—somewhere to feel safe. Many of these women are victims of unspeakable...

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Want to get through college cheaper and faster? That’s a no-brainer for many high school students and their parents, especially with the rising cost of...

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In March, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate introduced the “Equality Act,” which adds “sexual orientation” and “gender...

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Starting a new church is no easy task. You need to put together a launch team, fundraise, and advertise. You have paperwork to fill out and bylaws to...

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In 2016, Sarasota County informed Englewood Christian School that it needed a special permit to operate. But when it applied for the special permit, it...

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Legislators in both houses of Congress proposed the “Equality Act” in March, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed this legislation in May. If...

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For over 25 years the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has protected believers against laws and regulations that would force them to stop...

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School supply lists, back-to-school shopping, squeezing in one last family trip… That’s how my family typically spent the last few weeks of summer...

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You might expect churches and religious schools, of all places, to remain safe from the government’s meddling hands. Our Constitution does guarantee...

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