$1.2 MILLION NEEDED BY JUNE 30

Defend your religious freedom!

 

The battle for religious freedom is growing more heated every day. And we are at a critical moment. The time is right for significant victories.

That’s why we need your help. With less than 30 days left in our current fiscal year, we face a $1.2 million financial need. Will you step into the battle today to help defend freedom?

Love always protects

If you watch the news or log onto social media, it’s clear: the battle for religious liberty is getting more and more heated. And there is no sign of it letting up any time soon.

Far-left progressive groups are trying to destroy your ability to freely live out your faith. These groups, along with other activists, are creating a culture of intimidation and bullying. People who hold a biblical view of God, morality, and especially marriage are increasingly targeted for lawsuits or punishment.

They come after small business owners like Jack Phillips, Barronelle Stutzman, and Blaine Adamson—good people who simply want to live out their faith without fear of government punishment.

But even in the face of this intimidation, Scripture reminds us, “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:6-7).

Jack, Barronelle, and Blaine trusted. They put their hope in the Lord. And they have persevered. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has stood with each of them throughout their battles for freedom because, as the Scripture says, love protects. And we will continue to protect your religious freedom from this intimidation and bullying.

But we can only do so with God’s provision and your support.

Your gift today can make a significant difference and help ensure that we have the resources to protect freedom from the challenges in the year ahead.

They want to take away your religious freedom

Right now, we are facing a critical problem.

Far-left progressive groups are trying to destroy ADF for defending your free speech and religious freedom.

Groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have even falsely labeled ADF a “hate group.” But we hold to the same beliefs that have defined Christianity since the start—beliefs that you likely share:


  • Marriage is the union between one man and one woman.

     

  • Life is sacred from conception until natural death.

     

  • God created man in His image—male and female.

Like you, we stand for the truth of God we read in the Bible. And the Bible is about love, not hate. So why are they attacking us?

Because groups like the SPLC oppose those beliefs. They want to silence them.

These groups have amassed great resources. They are primed, ready, and well-funded.

We won’t be slowed down by these attacks. And we will continue to defend your freedom because love protects. But we can’t do it without you.

Your generous gift helps us fight back today—and in the year ahead. Will you help protect freedom with your gift today?

When we stand together—we can WIN!

Groups like the SPLC like to use the word “hate.” But it’s not hate that motivates you. It’s love—love of God, love of neighbor, and love of freedom.

Thankfully, your investment in freedom is making a tremendous difference.

Through God’s provision and your generous support, we have achieved big wins for religious freedom in the past year...


  • You helped Jack Phillips win twice! Jack is a cake artist from Colorado. In 2012, he declined to create a custom wedding cake celebrating a same-sex wedding because the message it would have expressed went against his faith. After a six-year battle with the state of Colorado, Jack won at the U.S. Supreme Court last June. Then, mere weeks later, Colorado went after him a second time. But, thanks to your support, Jack sued the state and got it to back off. Praise God!

     

  • You helped pro-life pregnancy centers win at the U.S. Supreme Court. A California law was forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise for abortion. But last June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of these pro-life pregnancy centers—delivering a blow to abortion advocates in the state. That's a huge win for free speech and life!

     

  • You helped Chief Cochran finally get justice. Chief Cochran dedicated over 30 years of his life to fighting fires and protecting the communities where he lived and worked. And then suddenly, despite being one of the most decorated firefighters of this generation, he was fired by the City of Atlanta for writing a book about his faith. Thankfully, in October, Chief Cochran finally received justice. The City of Atlanta agreed to pay him a settlement, recognizing that Chief Cochran had suffered unconstitutional harm.

Thanks to God’s blessing and the support of people like you, these critical victories were made possible. And not only that, we’re winning nearly 80 percent of our cases, including nine victories at the U.S. Supreme Court since 2011.

Right now, you can help us continue this momentum in the year ahead. We are trusting God to help us finish our fiscal year strong. We need to raise $1.2 million by June 30 to protect freedom in the coming year.

Will you help? Any gift you give today will help protect your religious freedom.

You can help protect freedom’s future

While we’ve achieved big wins, the fight to protect religious freedom continues. So much is on the line, and we can’t afford to sit on the sidelines.

There are so many important cases still ongoing:


  • The U.S. Supreme Court will once again hold Barronelle Stutzman’s fate in its hands. In 2013, Barronelle respectfully declined to create floral arrangements celebrating a longtime customer’s same-sex wedding. Now, we plan to take her case back to the U.S. Supreme Court after the Washington State Supreme Court ruled against Barronelle a second time.

     

  • Blaine Adamson is awaiting a hearing at the Kentucky Supreme Court. Blaine Adamson runs a small promotional printing business in Lexington, Kentucky. In 2012, he declined to print a shirt with a message that conflicted with his faith. The local government sued Blaine. So far, he has won twice in court, but the government continues to appeal. And now Blaine’s case is at the Kentucky Supreme Court awaiting a hearing.

     

  • Cedar Park’s case is pending in federal court. Cedar Park Assembly of God believes and teaches that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection and celebration. But the Washington state government passed a law forcing churches in the state to fund abortions in their health insurance plans. So Cedar Park filed a lawsuit in federal court.

These are just a few of the cases we’ll be fighting in the year ahead. And make no mistake, the outcomes of these cases won’t just affect freedom for Barronelle, Blaine, and those that serve at Cedar Park Church. They will affect your freedom—and the freedom of your children and grandchildren.

By making a gift right now, you’ll help us finish the fiscal year strong and fund these cases—and many more—in the year to come.

Please prayerfully consider giving the very best gift that God would enable you to give at this time. Without continued investment, we could see freedom further eroded for our generation, and for the future.