Alliance Defending Freedom
The Alliance Defending Freedom wants to bring America back to the good old days of the third century. That's not an exaggeration. According to the group's website, the Alliance Defending Freedom “seeks to recover the robust Christendomic theology of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th centuries. This is catholic, universal orthodoxy and it is desperately crucial for cultural renewal. Christians must strive to build glorious cultural cathedrals, rather than shanty tin sheds.”
Don't laugh. This may sound like just another band of retarded snake-handling Biblehumpers, or something out of The Onion. Unfortunately, the Alliance Defending Freedom is well funded and has an army of lawyers — a “legal ministry” as they call it. They've been litigating frantically behind the scenes, trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act's mandatory coverage for contraception and fighting for the God-given right of Christians to discriminate against gays and everybody else they hate.
The Alliance Defending Freedom was one of the driving forces behind Arizona's law — vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer — that would have allowed discrimination against gays, if this discrimination was based on “sincerely held” religious beliefs. As you've probably guessed, the Alliance Defending Freedom is tax-exempt. So much for the IRS' big “crackdown” on those Teabag/Biblehumping organizations that use YOUR tax dollars to pay for their political activism.
The Alliance Defending Freedom has spent more than twenty years fighting to ban abortion and homosexuality, and trying to quell that vicious rumor about some sort of separation between church and state. They also were one of the litigators in the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United vs. FEC case. Yes, I remember that stirring Biblical passage where Jesus preached about the sacred rights of millionaires to purchase elections.
This group has also litigated for the right of St. Patrick's Day parade organizers to keep them icky LGBT groups out of the parade, and for Terri Schiavo's right to stay propped up on her feeding tube 'til she dies of old age.
The Alliance Defending Freedom was formed in January 1994 when several Christian activist groups merged. The purpose of this new organization was to “press the case for religious liberty issues in the nation’s courts” and “fend-off growing efforts by groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which seek to immobilize Christians.”
Here's just one example of how “Christian” the Alliance Defending Freedom really is. When this group was being founded, one of the ministers they invited to join them was John W. Whitehead. His response to their invitation was:
“I told him I thought it was a vehicle to raise money. I believe if you’re gonna be in this area, if you’re defending poor people, you shouldn’t be making money off it. Jesus was an itinerant preacher who was homeless. The guy that kept the money [Judas] turned out to be a government informant.”
John W. Whitehead was blackballed by the Good Christians of the Alliance Defending Freedom.
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