IssuesOur First Freedom

The Founding Fathers recognized that all people have inalienable rights that flow from the Creator. These rights are grounded in the unique, Judeo-Christian concept of man’s inherent dignity as a creature made in God’s image, endowed with reason, free will, and an eternal soul. The Founders understood that one of Government’s primary tasks is to preserve the freedom for each person to follow his own conscience, so they enshrined certain fundamental rights in our nation’s constitution to guarantee this freedom.

As secular forces chip away at our nation’s Judeo-Christian roots, religious freedom is increasingly threatened. Yet the First Amendment continues to reflect the Founders’ belief that “[t]he Religion...of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise [religion] as [conviction and conscience] dictate.”

Alliance Defending Freedom defends religious freedom and opposes all attempts to compel people to compromise their beliefs or retreat from civil and political life as the price for following their faith.


Defending Your Right to Freely Live out Your Faith in Five Key Areas


You’re free to believe, but are you free to act?

Public Square

You don’t need to keep your faith from public view.


When the church is silent, the culture suffers.

K thru 12

Students face increasing pressure to hide their faith in school.


You have the right to express your faith on campus.


Service members deserve the same freedoms they defend.


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Alliance Defending Freedom and our allies have achieved crucial victories to preserve and restore the freedom of religion in America.


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