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 Six Key Areas
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Alliance Defending Freedom and our allies are defending religious freedom in crucial cases throughout America.
Religious FreedomUzuegbunam v. Preczewski
ADF attorneys represent censored Christian student in lawsuit
Religious FreedomMarch for Life Education and Defense Fund v. California
US Supreme Court wipes out 9th Circuit decision against HHS conscience protections
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