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Alliance Defending Freedom

Alliance Defending Freedom is an American legal organization working to protect the right to religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family. Founded on 25 march 1993, as the Alliance Defense Fund, ADF has been fighting to protect religious liberty and fundamental freedoms in the courts, legislatures, and public squares. With more than 3,000 lawyers and allied attorneys, ADF is the most significant legal organization dedicated to the defense of religious freedom in the world today.

Who Are The Founders Of ADF?

The founders of Alliance Defending Freedom are Alan Sears, Craig Osten, and Bill Bright. Alan Sears is the former President and CEO of ADF. Craig Osten is the current President and CEO of ADF.

He was formerly an attorney in private practice and served as a senior legal counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice. Bill Bright was a Christian evangelist who founded Campus Crusade for Christ (now called CRU).

Why Was ADF Formed?

Alliance Defending Freedom was formed in 1993 to protect religious freedom and the sanctity of life. The organization was founded by a group of Christian attorneys who recognized the increasing threats to religious liberty and the need for a unified voice to stand up for faith-based organizations and individuals. ADF is the most extensive legal organization dedicated to protecting religious freedom worldwide.

The organization fights for the right of individuals, churches, and organizations to live their faith without government interference freely. ADF also protects other fundamental freedoms, such as the right to life, marriage, and family.

What Does Alliance Defending Freedom Does?

Alliance Defending Freedom protects the right to religious freedom by filing lawsuits, engaging in legislative advocacy, and providing legal resources and training for individuals, organizations, and churches. The organization provides legal representation for those whose religious freedoms are threatened or face discrimination based on their faith.

ADF also protects the sanctity of life by defending laws that protect unborn children from abortion and other forms of harm. Additionally, ADF defends marriage and family by supporting laws that uphold the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Go to this page for more information.


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