BLOGKeeping the Door Open for the Gospel Requires an Army

By Katie Heller Posted on: | June 07, 2016

For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
- 1 Timothy 4:10 ESV

Over the last 12 months, the Lord placed before us here at Alliance Defending Freedom many battles in the areas of religious liberty, marriage and family, and the sanctity of life. And, although we’ve done our fair share of “toiling” and “striving,” we “count it all joy” to do this Kingdom work and to defend your right to freely live out your faith each and every day.

We at ADF don’t engage in these battles for our own recognition or advancement. We do it because we believe that the greatest hope our world has is Jesus Christ, and, thankfully, by God’s grace and provision, and your generosity, we have seen great victory in keeping the door open for the Gospel over the last year.

  • 9-0 historic victory at the Supreme Court of the United Sates
  • Christian Colleges Case Against HSS Mandate Sent to Lower Courts for Reconsideration

Now, as we look forward to what God is calling us to this coming year, we can see new battles forming and hear God’s voice calling us to “Go!”

  • Protecting the Privacy of Children
    Recent efforts by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) to force schools, under the threat of revoking their federal funding, to open locker rooms, dorm rooms, restrooms, and similar spaces to members of the opposite sex have sparked a national uproar from parents and students. In fact, with the help of ADF, both a group of 51 families in Illinois and a group of students and parents in North Carolina filed lawsuits against the DOJ and the DOE demanding the privacy of women and children in these spaces. Alliance Defending Freedom is committed over the next year to stand with these groups and fight for the right to privacy for everyone.
  • Barronelle Stutzman
    Alliance Defending Freedom has represented Barronelle since 2013, and this year her case will be heard before the Washington Supreme Court. If the state supreme court upholds the lower court’s ruling forcing Barronelle to violate her conscience and takeing away her right to free speech, then the free speech and the conscience rights of all people in the State of Washington who wish to operate their businesses according to their personally held beliefs will be subject to government veto.
  • Stormans Family
    For the last 10 years, the Stormans family, owners of a local pharmacy, and two other local pharmacists, have challenged a Washington state law that would force them to sell and dispense abortion-inducing drugs like Plan B and ella. The Stormans family, with the help of ADF, is asking the Supreme Court of the United States to protect their rights of conscience, and the rights of all pharmacists and pharmacy owners.
We are certain that God will provide the tools and resources for us to see victories in these battles this year. But, your support though fervent prayer and a financial gift is still a critical part of our success.

Here’s how:

  • Your support helps real people like Barronelle Stutzman, Kelvin Cochran, Blaine Adamson, and the Stormans receive a legal defense at no cost to them.
  • Your support makes it possible to influence and change culture, a key component in winning.
  • Your support helps us achieve victory at the Supreme Court and set far-reaching legal precedence that impacts all Americans.

Join Us in Defending Your Religious Freedom

More than ever before, ADF is renewing its commitment to remain faithful to God’s calling for this ministry and to defend religious liberty, marriage and family, and the sanctity of life. This year, please consider joining us in this kingdom work to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to all people.

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Katie Heller

Web Writer

Katie Heller is a native of Atlanta who found her way to the deserts of Arizona after graduating from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a B.A. in Theology and Catechetics.

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