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Defending Religious Freedom

Churches in America face legal challenges that were unimaginable even a few years ago.

Today, it is not a question of if churches will be threatened or sued for standing true to God’s Word – the question is when and where such cases will arise.

Alliance Defending Freedom wants to protect and prepare the church for the legal landscape ahead because the good of our society depends upon the ability of churches to speak freely. When the church is silent, the culture suffers.

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Alliance Defending Freedom defends the church in crucial cases to preserve and restore religious freedom in America. We have played a role in significant victories at all levels of the courts and even in the United States Supreme Court.

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Christ’s Church of Mt. Spokane v. Inslee

Washington governor sued over COVID-19 order that allows secular gatherings, restricts churches

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  • Is your church ready for the changes in our culture?
  • Has a religious liberty expert reviewed your church’s organizational documents?
  • In a threat to your church’s religious freedom, do you know an experienced lawyer to call?

We want your answers to all these questions to be “yes.” Become a member of the ADF Church Alliance today and ensure that your church is protected and prepared for the legal landscape ahead.


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The ministerial exception allows religious organizations to be able to make employment decisions for ministers without government interference.
How the Ministerial Exception Protects Religious Institutions from Government Interference

The ministerial exception allows religious organizations to be able to make employment decisions for ministers without government interference.

A federal court ruled that Maryland officials violated Bethel Christian Academy's First Amendment rights when they kicked it out of a school voucher program.
In Targeting a Christian School for Its Beliefs, the Government Is Harming Low-Income Students

A federal court ruled that Maryland officials violated Bethel Christian Academy's First Amendment rights when they kicked it out of a school voucher program.

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People of Faith Aren’t Second-Class Citizens

Governmental discrimination against people of faith sadly doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.