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Washington state law seeks to censor Christian counselors like Brian Tingley

The government is robbing the freedom of counselors and clients.

Alliance Defending Freedom has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of Brian Tingley, a Christian counselor from Washington State who is challenging the state’s unconstitutional censorship law. 

Brian has been a marriage and family counselor for over 20 years. His Christian beliefs inform his understanding of human nature, but he never tries to force his own beliefs on his clients. He cares deeply about his clients and wants to help them in any way he can.

Under the law, Brian can’t mention or discuss anything related to gender, sexual orientation, sexual behaviors, or gender identity that is not in line with the state’s views—views that stand in direct opposition to Brian’s.

If this law stands, Brian and any other counselor who fails to abide by government-mandated speech, could face fines of up to $5,000 per violation. They could have their practice suspended or even lose their license.

This is wrong.

The state of Washington doesn’t get to censor speech it doesn’t like or try to remove religious voices from counseling offices.

We need friends like you to help defend Brian and others like him in this case. Cases like his that go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The outcome of this case could be a landmark decision protecting the right to speak freely—without the threat of government punishment. 

Can you chip in $50, $75, $100, $250, $500 or more right now to help fuel our case? Your gift right now will be DOUBLED by a $1.5 million matching grant, while matching funds last.


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