Unless we join together and turn the tide, it will become more likely that some authority forces you to violate your faith … that you and your church are censored and punished for preaching biblical values … that you are compelled by law to call what is good, evil, and what is evil, good … that you are forbidden from living out or expressing your faith.
Some creative professionals have already faced government punishment. Right now we are defending two of them in high profile cases: Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips and Washington State floral artist Barronelle Stutzman. The U.S. Supreme Court has already heard Jack’s case, and we’ve asked the court to take Barronelle’s as well.
Since May 2016, ADF has filed at least five other lawsuits like the one we filed for the Larsens. We did this to protect our clients’ freedom to run their churches and businesses consistent with their faith. These suits were filed to protect a variety of clients from unjust laws across America:
- Wisconsin — for a photography studio
- Iowa — for a church
- Massachusetts — to defend four churches
- Arizona — for a custom art studio
- Colorado — for a website and graphic design company
The good news is that through the generous financial support that you and others provide, Alliance Defending Freedom is regularly winning important cases. These victories suggest that we have good reason for hope.
But this momentum will last only if you and others give to help fund the battle.