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Protecting the Church


Throughout our nation’s history, churches have been recognized as the moral leaders of our society, and Christians have been free to express their religious beliefs. Now, this is challenged. Pastors are censored, and churches are threatened with punishment for sharing and living out their faith.

But a free society demands that churches be allowed to share and live out their faith without fear of discrimination or legal challenges from the government or anti-religious organizations.


Alliance Defending Freedom is Giving Churches the Help They Need


What We're Doing About It

Pulpit Freedom Sunday - In 1954, the passage of the Johnson Amendment effectively overturned the freedom of pastors to speak from their pulpit about the issues of the day. Join this growing movement of courageous pastors boldly speaking out to put an end to the Johnson Amendment.

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Protect Your Ministry

Our Protecting Your Ministry manual will help you prepare for the legal intrusions some churches, Christian schools, and ministries around the country have already faced, along with other threats on the near horizon.

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