And this is just the beginning …
The ACLU’s vision for America’s future demands that men who identify as women be allowed in women’s locker rooms, showers, and similar private spaces. It dismisses basic human concerns about privacy, which predate this nation, as alarmist and extremist. In the America that the ACLU and other like-minded organizations are working to create, there is no place for your privacy or religious freedom.
But they haven’t stopped there. The ACLU is actively targeting individual Christians like Barronelle Stutzman.
Barronelle is the Washington State florist — and grandmother — who was targeted by the state and the ACLU when she politely declined to design custom floral arrangments for a customer’s same-sex wedding. She had lovingly served this customer for many years, but when he asked her to design flowers for his same-sex wedding, she couldn’t promote a message that went against her faith. The ACLU and the state are suing her. And Barronelle could lose everything she owns.
The ACLU is no friend to faith or freedom.
But because Ministry Friends have given sacrificially, the ACLU can no longer trample on our freedoms unopposed.
Our Allied Attorneys have won many great victories against the ACLU and its friends. Here are just two cases in which ADF Allied Attorneys have successfully defeated the ACLU in court:
- ACLU of Tennessee v. Bredesen: The ACLU, along with Planned Parenthood and some private citizens, sued Tennessee, claiming that its “Choose Life” license plates violated the First Amendment. With the help of an ADF Allied Attorney, the lawsuit failed.
- ACLU v. Crisis Pregnancy Center: The Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) in Anchorage, Alaska, was awarded a grant by the state to provide more pregnancy tests, baby supplies, and other services to the Anchorage community. The ACLU demanded that the pregnancy center return the money, charging that it violated the Alaska and U.S. constitutions. An ADF Allied Attorney assisted Alaska, and the challenge was dropped.
But we must continue to fight. The ACLU continues to distort the legal culture. And their attacks are escalating — just as they’ve promised their supporters.
To stand against them and regain lost ground, we are going to have to outwork the ACLU on every level — for as long as it takes to get the job done.
We’re going to have to train, equip, and empower even more Christian allies — especially attorneys — to stand up to the ACLU.