Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)

  Founded by some 30 leaders of the Christian Right, the Alliance Defending Freedom is a legal advocacy and training group that has supported the recriminalization of sexual acts between consenting LGBTQ adults in the U.S. and criminalization abroad; has defended state-sanctioned sterilization of trans people abroad; has contended that LGBTQ people are more likely to engage in pedophilia; and claims that a “homosexual agenda” will destroy Christianity and society. ADF also works to develop “religious liberty” legislation and case law that will allow the denial of goods and services to LGBTQ people on the basis of religion. Since the election of President Trump, ADF has become one of the most influential groups informing the administration’s attack on LGBTQ rights.

Media Bias/Fact Check: Alliance Defending Freedom
Alliance Defending Freedom | Southern Poverty Law Center
Arizona Could Ban Transgender Women, Girls From Sports Teams Aligning With Their Identity
"Barto... is working with the ADF and the Center for Arizona Policy, a powerful group at the state Capitol that lobbies for religious freedom and anti-abortion legislation"
Jan. 25, 2020
Anti-LGBTQ Powerhouse Alliance Defending Freedom Had More Than 100 allies In Influential Government Positions In 2018
"Arizona's J.D. Mesnard is concurrently working as both a state senator and a regional director for ADF’s Church Alliance."
May 20, 2019
Hate’s New Strategy: Call Trans Kindergartners Sexual Predators
Oct. 29, 2018
Is Alliance Defending Freedom A Hate Group? Just Look At Their Work
"If there's a way of discriminating, they support it."
Aug. 18, 2018
Anti-LGBTQ Group Freaks Out After Amazon Blocks It From Using Donation System To Raise Money
May 4, 2018
The Christian Legal Army Behind ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop’
Nov. 28, 2017
Alumni Of This Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group Are Serving In Federal, State And Local Governments
May 28, 2017
10 Facts About The Nation's Largest Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group
Feb. 15, 2017
We Tracked Down The Lawyers Behind The Recent Wave Of Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills
Apr. 25, 2016
The $40 Million Group Fighting LGBT Rights
May 5, 2014

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