Reasoning: Extreme Right, Propaganda, Anti-LGBT
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1993, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF, formerly Alliance Defense Fund) is a 501(c)(3) American conservative Christian nonprofit organization with the stated goal of advocating, training, and funding on the issues of “religious freedom, sanctity of life, and marriage and family.” The Chairman is Chapman Cox and the President Michael Farris.
Funded by / Ownership
The ADF is funded through donations from individuals and organizations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, ADF supports the inclusion of invocations at public meetings and the use of religious displays (such as crosses and other religious monuments) on public lands and in public buildings. The ADF opposes abortion, and believes that healthcare workers have a right to decline participation in the performance of abortions and other practices an individual health worker finds morally objectionable. ADF opposes same-sex marriage and civil unions, as well as adoption by same-sex couples based on their belief that children are best raised by a married mother and father. ADF believes parents should be able to opt their children out of sex education in schools that run counter to a family’s religious beliefs. The Southern Poverty Law Center considers the Alliance Defending Freedom to be an Anti-LGBT hate group. (D.Van Zandt 7/14/2017) Updated (8/29/2019)