Last updated on: 1/29/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Alliance Defending Freedom Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“Far from the noble protector of our constitutional rights many Americans believe it to be, the ACLU has from its earliest days deliberately and patiently chipped away at the legal, moral, and religious foundations of our Republic”

www.aliancedefensefund.org (accessed June 27, 2006)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

Formerly known as the Alliance Defense Fund. Changed its name to Alliance Defending Freedom in 2012.

“Recognizing the need for a strong, coordinated legal defense against growing attacks on religious freedom, more than 30 prominent Christian leaders launched Alliance Defending Freedom in 1994. Over the past 18 years, this unique legal ministry has brought together thousands of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations that work tirelessly to advocate for the right of people to freely live out their faith in America and around the world.”

“About Us,” www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org,accessed Jan. 29, 2013

Mission:

“Alliance Defending Freedom is a servant ministry building an alliance to keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel by transforming the legal system and advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.”

“Frequently Asked Questions,” www.alliancedefendingfreedom.org,accessed Jan. 29, 2013

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Good for America?
  2. Is the Principle of Separation of Church and State Mandated by the Constitution?
  3. Do Religious Displays on Public Property Violate the Constitution?