Tag Archives: Alliance Defense Fund

ARIZONA: Alliance Defending Freedom Pens Op-Ed Defending Hate Bill

The Arizona Republic has published an op-ed from Alliance Defending Freedom, the co-authors of  the bill that would legalize anti-gay discrimination. It begins: Opponents of the proposed amendment to Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act are putting the people of Arizona in a high-risk disaster zone when it comes to their First Amendment freedoms. In America, we live by the basic ...

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Hate Group Defends Arizona Bill: People Are Lying About This Legislation

Alliance Defending Freedom is one of the co-authors of Arizona’s hate bill. CNN reports: Today on New Day, CNN’s Chris Cuomo spoke with Kellie Fiedorek, a lawyer for the Alliance Defending Freedom which helped draft Arizona’s controversial bill that would allow business owners, as long as they assert their religious beliefs, to deny service to gay and lesbian customers. In ...

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AZ Hate Group Authors Of Anti-Gay Bill Demands Signature From Gov. Jan Brewer

“As we witness hostility towards people of faith grow like never before, we must take this opportunity to speak up for religious liberty. The great news is that SB 1062 protects your right to live and work according to your faith and was passed by the Arizona legislature. This bill is now heading to Governor Jan Brewer’s desk. One thing ...

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ITALY: American Hate Group Allowed To Defend Against Marriage Equality Lawsuit

According to a press release from Alliance Defending Freedom, the US-based hate group has been granted permission to intervene as a third party in defense of Italy’s ban on same-sex marriage. “The people of Italy recognize that men and women bring distinct, irreplaceable gifts to family life, especially for children who deserve both a mom and a dad,” said Senior ...

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ARIZONA: House Committee Advances Bill To Legalize Anti-Gay Discrimination

Two weeks ago Arizona GOP state Rep. Steve Yarborough introduced a bill that would legalize discrimination against LGBT people on the grounds of religious beliefs. Today that bill was approved by an Arizona House committee. Critics told the committee that the bill’s primary purpose is to allow discrimination against gays. “It most decisively takes away reasonable protections people have from ...

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VIRGINIA: Judge Promises To Rule “Soon” In AFER’s Marriage Equality Lawsuit

The judge hearing opening arguments in AFER’s marriage equality lawsuit against Virginia ended today’s proceedings by promising to make her ruling “soon.” Virginia Solicitor General Stuart A. Raphael compared the state constitutional amendment banning such unions to the commonwealth’s previous defense of segregation, a ban on interracial marriage and resistance to admitting women to VMI — all decisions overturned by ...

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OKLAHOMA: Alliance Defending Freedom Files Appeal Of Gay Marriage Ruling

Days after one of their lawyers testified in support of Indiana’s proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage, the hate group Alliance Defending Freedom has filed an appeal of this week’s ruling in Oklahoma. The appeal was filed on behalf of the Tusla County Clerk’s Office. Tulsa County Court Clerk Sally Howe Smith [PHOTO] filed the appeal Thursday with the U.S. ...

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At Indiana’s Marriage Ban Hearing

Yesterday the Indiana House Judiciary Committee held its hearing on the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. At one point the committee chair had to admonish the gallery for laughing at the claims of an anti-gay nutjob. Jim Bopp, an anti-LGBT attorney who was forced out as Indiana’s representative to the Republican National Committee in 2012, told the committee that ...

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US Hate Group Cheers Indian Ruling

“When given the same choice the Supreme Court of the United States had in Lawrence vs. Texas, the Indian Court did the right thing. India chose to protect society at large rather than give in to a vocal minority of homosexual advocates. The Texas case laid the groundwork for the invalidation of traditional marriage by a number of courts subsequent ...

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Christian Hate Group Has Bakery Sadz

“America was founded on the fundamental freedom of every citizen to live and work according to their beliefs. Forcing Americans to promote ideas against their will undermines our constitutionally protected freedom of expression and our right to live free. If the government can take away our First Amendment freedoms, there is nothing it can’t take away. We are considering our ...

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Christian Hate Group Recaps 2013

The Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly the Alliance Defense Fund) has recapped all their 2013 work in the name of Jesus with a five-minute YouTube clip. Jeremy Hooper writes at Good As You: I love how they act like the historic Supreme Court rulings on marriage just kind of happened. In truth, the ADF was at the forefront of these battles, ...

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NEW MEXICO: Hate Group Petitions SCOTUS On Behalf Of Photographer

The anti-gay Alliance Defending Freedom today petitioned the US Supreme Court to hear the appeal of New Mexico’s Elane Photography, the most-cited case in the boogeyman war against same-sex marriage despite the fact that New Mexico does not presently have legalized same-sex marriage. Via SCOTUSblog: On the premise that taking photos is a form of story-telling — recall the old ...

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SCOTUS To Hear Public Prayer Case

In 2008, Americans United for Separation of Church and State first sued the town of Greece, New York on behalf of two residents who claimed that allowing public prayer at city meetings was a violation of the Establishment Clause. Last year the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the town. Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear an appeal brought ...

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Freep This Wisconsin Poll

The haters are trying to repeal Wisconsin’s domestic partners registry because it’s “too close to marriage.” The state Supreme Court heard opening arguments in the case yesterday. Attorney Austin Nimocks, representing a group of citizens that challenged the law, told the justices the domestic partner registry follows the blueprint of marriage. Nimocks said the registry has restrictions on how old ...

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Optimism For New Mexico Marriage

Via the Sante Fe New Mexican: “I think the die was cast before we came in here,” State Sen. Bill Sharer, R-Farmington, told a reporter during a break at the hearing. Sharer is part of a group of current and former Republican lawmakers who have filed lawsuits trying to stop county clerks around the state from issuing marriage licenses to ...

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NEW MEXICO: GOP Lawmakers Join Hate Group In Brief Against Gay Marriage

With the support of the anti-gay hate group Alliance Defending Freedom, two dozen current and former GOP members of the New Mexico legislature have filed a brief against the same-sex marriage case pending before the state Supreme Court. The Republican lawmakers, represented by a conservative Christian law group called the Alliance Defending Freedom, said anti-discrimination and equal protection guarantees in ...

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NEW MEXICO: Anti- Gay Wedding Photographer Petitions US Supreme Court

The New Mexico state Supreme Court ruled against them in August, but the wedding photographer whose case has inflamed the wingnuts for years is heading to the US Supreme Court with the backing of Alliance Defending Freedom. SCOTUSblog reports: An Albuquerque couple who operate their commercial photography business on Christian religious principles will ask the Supreme Court to give them ...

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Today’s Money Beg From The ADF

The Alliance Defending Freedom, which works nationwide to thwart freedom, has issued a money beg declaring that “foreign warheads” are aimed at the religious liberties of Christians.  Examples of these non-domestic nukes somehow include the Supreme Court rulings that legalized sodomy and outlawed the death penalty for minors. Because gays belong in prison and teenage killers deserve lethal injections, apparently. ...

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ADF Has The New Mexico Sadz

“Government-coerced expression is a feature of dictatorships that has no place in a free country. This decision is a blow to our client and to every American’s right to live free. Decisions like this undermine the constitutionally protected freedoms of expression and conscience that we have all taken for granted. America was founded on the fundamental freedom of every citizen ...

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Hate Group Marriage Map

The grey states: “States or territories vulnerable to a redefinition of marriage.” Embiggen or go here to read the other descriptions.

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