Alliance Defending Freedom: It’s days away: The Supreme Court’s marriage decision is expected to come down on June 29.
ADF International Executive Director Benjamin Bull “We commend Sen. James Lankford for leading a successful and historic effort to promote international religious freedom with the unanimous passage of his amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority bill. Should the House follow suit, the U.S., for the first time, will be required to evaluate religious freedom conditions in countries before entering into trade agreements with them. As Sen. Lankford said, ‘our greatest export is our American values,’ the bedrock principle that all people should be free to live and act according to their faith without being persecuted. When nations protect and cherish religious liberty, economies flourish and innovation increases. We applaud Sen. Lankford’s affirmation of the dignity of people of faith both here and around the world.”
National Catholic Register: ADF International’s executive director, Benjamin Bull, said the government “cannot require a private religious school to tell its students that their faith is no more valid than a myriad of other, conflicting faith traditions. All faith-based organizations must be free to speak and act consistently with their faith or religious freedom is not at all free.”
Breitbart: It is not just relatively unknown groups that have raised HRC’s ire. HRC has targeted Ben Bull of the $45 million a year non-profit law firm Alliance Defending Freedom for saying, “Throughout the world, the moniker of ‘human rights’ has long been a cloak for a number of so-called rights that cannot be justified in any other way. From free education, to free healthcare, to various aspects of the homosexual agenda and beyond, human rights have been frequently a rallying cry for people intent on imposing their worldview on others.”
Newsbusters: Among those on the list were Independent candidate for governor of Massachusetts Pastor Scott Lively, Christian radio host and Townhall columnist Michael Brown, Liberty University Law School dean and talk radio host Mat Staver, Christian conservative blogger Matt Barber, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown, Concerned Women for America’s Janice Shaw Crouse, Benjamin Bull of the conservative Christian law group, the Alliance Defending Freedom and Jordan Sekulow of another conservative Christian litigation group, American Center for Law and Justice among many other smaller Christian and conservative groups and professors. – See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/09/22/gay-group-list-extremist-christians-leads-death-threats#sthash.eUpwPEdV.dpuf
Charisma News: As for the larger organizations, like the ADF (the Alliance Defending Freedom) and ACLJ (the American Center for Law and Justice), with budgets in the 10′s of millions of dollars, the quotes associated with them can in no way be construed as a “vicious brand of bigotry.” (For example, the ADF’s Benjamin Bull is excoriated for stating that “HUMAN RIGHTS HAVE FREQUENTLY BEEN A RALLYING CRY FOR PEOPLE INTENT ON IMPOSING THEIR WORLDVIEW ON OTHERS”; their emphasis).
World Magazine: The largest Christian university in Canada on Tuesday announced it will pursue legal action to secure two provincial recognitions for its future law school graduates.
Judy Roberts at The National Catholic Register: “Nonetheless, Benjamin Bull, chief counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal group that has worked with HSLDA in defending German home-schooling families and filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in the Romeike case, said he believes U.S. home-schoolers clearly have cause to be uneasy about the current administration regarding home education.”
Washington Times: “The DHS decision to intervene to stop deportation in a case where a family has lost all their legal appeals is ‘extraordinarily unusual,’ said Benjamin Bull, chief counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, which has joined HSLDA in defending the Romeikes in France, Germany and the United States.”
One News Now: Attorney Benjamin Bull is executive director of Alliance Defending Freedom Global. “When given the same choice the Supreme Court of the United States had in Lawrence vs. Texas, the Indian Court did the right thing,” says Bull, which was choose to “protect society at large rather than give in to a vocal minority of homosexual advocates.”
Knox News (AP): The United States expressed concern about the Indian Supreme Court decision, although it wasn’t immediately clear if Washington had directly raised the issue with Indian government officials. “We oppose all actions that criminalize consensual sex conducts between adults,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in Washington. “We call on all governments to advance equality for LGBT individuals around the world.”But the court ruling was welcomed by a conservative U.S. legal advocacy group, Alliance Defending Freedom. “The India Supreme Court has ruled in the interest of the health of its society rather than the interests of activist groups trying to use the court to do their bidding,” said the group’s chief counsel, Benjamin Bull.
India Supreme Court refuses to engage in judicial activism in landmark decision | Alliance Defending Freedom
“Societies that uphold natural law are enduring societies, and protecting laws that best allow a society to prosper is the best protection of human dignity. The India Supreme Court has ruled in the interest of the health of its society rather than the interests of activist groups trying to use the court to do their bidding. We commend the court for declining their invitation to engage in judicial activism.”
allAfrica.com: “The State Department is right to finally respond to the calls of many in the international community who see this designation as clearly needed,” Benjamin Bull, chief counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, said. “Terrorist groups must not be allowed to engage in genocidal terror, especially when available steps can be taken to help curtail such violence.”
Charisma News: “Terrorist groups must not be allowed to engage in genocidal terror, especially when available steps can be taken to help curtail such violence,” says Alliance Defending Freedom chief counsel Benjamin Bull. “The State Department is right to finally respond to the calls of many in the international community who see this designation as clearly needed.” . . . Alliance Defending Freedom and Jubilee Campaign co-authored the formal report and petition submitted to Secretary of State John Kerry . . .
International Planning Committee Meets in Moscow to Plan World Congress of Families VIII (September 10-12, 2014)
Standard Newswire: Members of the International Planning Committee for WCF VIII that attended the Moscow meeting included: Ignacio Arsuaga (HazteOir, Spain), Brian Brown (National Organization for Marriage, U.S.), Benjamin Bull (Alliance Defending Freedom, U.S.), Allan Carlson, Lawrence Jacobs and Don Feder (The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society and World Congress of Families, U.S.), Silvio Dalla Valle (Association for the Defense of Christian Values, Italy), Shelly Locke (Power of Mothers, U.S.), Bob McKoskrie (Family First, New Zealand), Tom Minnery (Focus on The Family, U.S.) Justin Murff (Christian Broadcasting Network, U.S.), Austin Ruse (Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute, U.S.), Steven Smoot (Family First Foundation, U.S.), Christopher Carmouche (GrassTopsUSA), Christine Vollmer (Latin American Alliance for the Family, Venezuela), Peter Westmore (Australian Family Association), Srdjan Nogo (Dveri, Serbia), Vincente Segu (Incluyendo Mexico), Fabrice Sorlin (France) and Jack Hanick (formerly with FOX News, U.S.).
Vatican Radio: “Those who continue to wantonly kill Christians solely because of their faith should not be tolerated when available steps can be taken to curb this kind of genocidal terror,” Benjamin Bull, chief counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, said Aug. 20. “Boko Haram is eminently qualified to be designated as a foreign terrorist organization. We encourage the State Department to make that designation sooner rather than later so that fewer people will lose their lives needlessly.” Alliance Defending Freedom, based in Washington, D.C., co-authored a July 25 report and formal petition on Boko Haram with the Virginia-based Jubilee Campaign, which defends the rights and freedoms of religious minorities overseas. The report and petition were sent to Secretary of State John Kerry.
CNA on Eurasia Review: “Those who continue to wantonly kill Christians solely because of their faith should not be tolerated when available steps can be taken to curb this kind of genocidal terror,” Benjamin Bull, chief counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, said Aug. 20. “Boko Haram is eminently qualified to be designated as a foreign terrorist organization. We encourage the State Department to make that designation sooner rather than later so that fewer people will lose their lives needlessly.”
Alliance Defending Freedom and Jubilee Campaign, together with several other concerned organizations, are again formally requesting that the U.S. State Department designate the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram as a “foreign terrorist organization.”
Cold Canadian Front: Threats to religious liberty in Canada show what may be in store for the United States | World Mag
J.C. Derrick at World Magazine: The Christian leaders I spoke with know that religious freedom in Canada is still far better than in many countries around the world, but they’re also aware of the slow ebb of infringement upon liberties once enjoyed. Several stressed the need for Christians to affirm what they support, instead of stating what they are against, to help alleviate the tension. But Benjamin Bull, chief counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom Global, told me that alone won’t stem the tide: “They sound very much like the cautious Jews in Germany in 1935, who said, ‘Let’s just keep our heads down and be good citizens and all of this will blow over.’ I’m not equating the Holocaust to what’s happening, but it’s extraordinarily dangerous not to confront [the growing threat].” [more]
Ben Bull at Christian Post: Speaking via video link to the Oslo Conference on Human Rights on April 15, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that he is launching an international campaign to elevate the demands of sexually confused individuals over the demands of other individuals.
Ben Bull at Townhall: Some sentences are made of words while others are made of jail time. And home-schooling families focused on the former kind of sentences are increasingly finding themselves under the threat of the latter—even in America. For example, consider Uwe and Hannelore Romeike
Benjamin Bull at the Christian Post: Christians sometimes ask me, “Shouldn’t Christians, including Christian lawyers, try to avoid conflict, such as litigation in the courts, and spend their time on prayer and Christian fellowship and evangelism?”
Ben Bull at Townhall: The attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi brought to light that terrorism is on the rise in North Africa. But for African Christians this has been a reality for many years.
Benjamin Bull at Christian Post: On August 30, an Indian state High Court struck down a law requiring people who want to convert to Christianity to give a civil magistrate 30 days advance notice. Just how one provides advance notice of a future intent to convert is anyone’s guess, and was doubtlessly one of the reasons the Indian court struck this crazy law down.
One News Now: Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Benjamin Bull adds the court was critical of the law, and he believes that ought to be the end of the matter. “Because the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld the lower court’s decision, it’s going to be extremely difficult for religious or political debate to be found in breach of Alberta’s human rights laws,” the attorney asserts.
Benjamin Bull at Townhall: About five years ago, I had the privilege of making a presentation before the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a European intergovernmental organization established to protect, among other things, international “human rights.” While there, a prominent European atheist group also did a presentation claiming that churches across the world are violating the rights of atheists by excluding them from church membership. Of course, this was news to me. So I listened.
Benjamin Bull at Townhall: Since Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in January 1973, more than 55 million babies have been aborted in America. If a number like “55 million” is hard to grasp, think of it this way—if you added together the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, and San Francisco, you would only have about 26.1 million people—less than half the number aborted.
Benjamin Bull at Townhall: As the effects of Christianity have steadily eroded, the tentacles of secularization (its proponents would call it an “enlightened” secularization) has taken hold. It is marked by egalitarianism and utopian fantasies, but especially tolerance. Tolerance for …
Benjamin Bull at Townhall: There is a movement underway in Europe to remove the tax exemptions churches have enjoyed for centuries. In Spain and Italy this attempt is being broadly pursued, while in Britain it is being done piecemeal.
Benjamin Bull at Townhall: A brief glance to Britain’s past, and one can see that it was only after centuries of bloody battles and religious intolerance that freedom of religion was finally secured. However, just a few short years into the new era of “equality,” and that freedom is being eroded at an alarming rate.
Benjamin Bull at the Christian Post: Although universal in nature, religious liberty is not universal in practice the world over. And a law designed to prevent conversions to Christianity in India is exhibit A for the truth that, in some countries, religion is but one more aspect of life controlled by government or ruthless factions that fear no government.
Benjamin Bull at Townhall: There is a growing so-called “children’s rights” movement that is attempting to hijack parental rights, and, as a result, prematurely end the life of ill children. A recent article in the Journal of Medical Ethics outlines the “suffering” and “torture” supposedly inflicted by parents who insist on continued medical treatment for their sick children.
Benjamin Bull at Townhall: To recap: The top 10 states for business in the U.S. all define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, while two states that have redefined marriage, New York and Massachusetts, rank 28 and 34 in the country as far as business goes (Washington already surpasses them both by coming in at number 21). Why should the citizens of Washington aspire to be less business friendly while also sacrificing the sanctity of marriage? It certainly doesn’t make economic sense.
Benjamin Bull at Townhall: Last week, the British Columbia Supreme Court emulated the state of Oregon’s assisted suicide law via a decision inCarter v. AG Canada, which “carves exceptions into the laws allowing Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia in Canada.”
ProLifeBlogs: “This is nothing less than a crime against humanity. Every innocent life deserves to be protected, and no woman deserves this type of barbaric, dehumanizing treatment,” said ADF Director of Global Activities Benjamin Bull. “ADF calls upon our leaders in Washington to thoroughly condemn China’s practice of forced abortion and demand that it stop immediately. This is one event, but it is undoubtedly only one example of many more such forced abortions that occur in China.”
Gillian Kane at Religion Dispatches: The Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), one of four World Congress of Families co-conveners, has been extremely active in “defending religious organizations and businesses that refuse to comply with the mandate and abandon their faith.” To date they have filed three lawsuits against the Obama administration . . . This, despite ADF Chief Council’s Benjamin Bull’s comment that “The Constitution is the only arbiter of American law. Allowing foreign or international law to determine the legitimacy of American law is completely unjustifiable and rife with dire consequences.” Presumably it is fine for activist American justices to cite international jurisprudence if it advances their religious agenda . . . Roger Kiska, an Ave Maria-trained lawyer, runs ADF’s European office. Located in Vienna, it’s a Eurail ride from both the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human rights in Strasbourg, where Kiska spends a great deal of time. Kiska is developing an allied attorney network dedicated to litigating European cases with the potential to impact ADF work in the United States. Kiska’s WCF presentation, “How to Fight Back against International Law,” included a four-point strategy that, while not revealing too many trade secrets, was notable for its venomous tone toward “humanists” and others who, he says, accuse Christians of demanding preferential treatment . . .
The Alliance Defense Fund is calling on U.S. political leaders to condemn the atrocity of forced abortion in China in the wake of graphic media reports that the government recently forced a woman seven months pregnant to have her baby aborted.
Benjamin Bull at American Thinker: Several days ago, I noted with interest that Danish journalist and historian Lars Hedegaard has been acquitted by a unanimous Dutch Supreme Court of charges that he violated Holland’s notorious “hate speech” laws. His crime? He made a public utterance that state prosecutors concluded was “denigrating” of Islam.
One News Now: The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) has made progress in defending the rights of Christians in India. . . . “No one should be targeted for violence, inhuman treatment and religious discrimination simply because of their Christian faith,” [Benjamin] Bull contends. “The legal efforts of ADF in India are all designed to ensure that the religious freedoms protected in India’s constitution are upheld. Aggressors should not be allowed to get away with persecution by either disregarding the law or by attempting to pass laws that conflict with the constitution.” [more]
Ben Bull at Townhall: Efforts are currently underway in Spain to criminally prosecute Catholic Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Plà of the diocese of Alcalá de Henares. It seems he had the audacity to deliver a homily from the Bible during a Good Friday mass extolling the virtues of the sinless life. And as bad as this was—reading aloud from the Bible on Good Friday and all—everything he did was acceptable until he included “homosexual behavior” as one of the sins to be avoided.
ADF Chief Counsel Benjamin Bull at Townhall: Throughout the world, the moniker of “human rights” has long been a cloak for a number of so-called rights that cannot be justified in any other way . . . But the European Court of Human Rights recently bucked the trend by ruling that same-sex “marriages” will not be recognized under that subterfuge.
Reuters: “A law is not neutral if its object is to infringe upon or restrict practices because of their religious motivations,” U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan wrote in issuing Friday’s injunction against the city . . . For the church: Jordan Lorence, Benjamin Bull and Joseph Infranco of the Alliance Defense Fund.
ADF Chief Counsel Benjamin Bull at Townhall : On Dec. 6, the White House released a memorandum instructing the heads of U.S. executive departments and agencies abroad to join in the “struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons” around the world . . . Yet while he’s doing his best to appeal to that group, Christians around the world continue to be persecuted—to be hunted like animals, then tortured and killed when captured—yet we are still awaiting a serious White House memorandum on their behalf.
World Congress of Families VI (2012) Takes Shape at Madrid Planning Committee Meeting: The following participated in the International Planning Committee Meeting for World Congress of Families VI: Ignacio Arsuaga — HazteOir.org, (Spain) and head of the local organizing committee for WCF VI, Lola Velarde — Institute for Family Policies (Spain), Christine Vollmer — Alliance for the Family (Venezuela), Natalia Yakunina — Sanctity of Motherhood Foundation (Russia), Larry Jacobs — WCF Managing Director, Don Feder — WCF Communications Director, Geert-Jan Poker — Familyfacts.nl (Netherlands), Lech and Ewa Kowalewski — Human Life International (Poland), Fr. Jaroslaw Szymczak — Institute for Family Studies (Poland), Silvio Dalle Valle — Association for the Defense of Christian Values (Italy), Austin Ruse — Catholic Family and Human Rights Foundation, Bev Adair — Family First New Zealand, Mary-Louise Fowler — Australian Family Association, Peter Westmore — National Civic Council (Australia), Alexey Komov — WCF Representatiive in Russia and CIS, Benjamin Bull — Alliance Defense Fund, Dorothy Patterson — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Mary Ellen Smoot — Women’s Relief Society, Janice and Gil Crouse — Concerned Women for America, Roberta Kraft — Windway Foundation, Susan Roylance — Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, Chris and Christine Carmouche — GrassTopsUSA, and Preston Noell — Tradition, Family & Property.
Christian Newswire: Speakers will include Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali (retired bishop of Rochester, Church of England, and former chairman of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority’s Ethics and Law Committee), Stewart Jackson, MP, Peter Hitchens (award-winning columnist and author of “The Rage Against God”), Graeme Leach (Chief Economist, the Institute of Directors, which provides support services to business leaders), Prof. Julian Rivers (professor of Jurisprudence, University of Bristol), Benjamin Bull, Esq. (chief counsel, Alliance Defense Fund) and Ignacio Arsuaga (president of the Spanish pro-family group HazteOir.org and organizer of World Congress of Families VI — Madrid 2012).
ADF Executive Vice-President and Executive Director of ADF-Global Benjamin W. Bull writing at The Christian Post / Advancing Religious Liberty: “The Alliance of Romania’s Families has launched the Timisoara Declaration. (Scroll down their page to see the English version.) Inspired by similar actions taken by U.S., U.K., and Australian Christians which have resulted in the Manhattan Declaration, Westminster Declaration, and the Canberra Declaration, ARF has drafted a similar declaration of its own. The declaration was drafted by prominent Christian leaders and intellectuals of Romania’s Christian community.”
LifeSiteNews: “‘No person – anywhere – should be punished simply for holding to Christian beliefs. Receiving special consultative status at the U.N. is a major advancement for ADF and our global legal efforts to protect and preserve religious freedom,’ said ADF Director of Global Activities and Strategic Alliances [Benjamin Bull].”
Benjamin W. Bull, serves with Alliance Defending Freedom as chief counsel, executive vice-president, and executive director of ADF-Global. He oversees all global activities for Alliance Defending Freedom primarily from its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A., and currently practices exclusively in the areas of international human rights and American constitutional law. As executive director of Alliance Defending Freedom-Global, Bull coordinates efforts to proactively stop harmful legal precedents abroad before they can adversely impact U.S. courts. He joined Alliance Defending Freedom in 2001 and is an active member of the bars of Arizona, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Bull has practiced law since 1975 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina Law Center.
WorldNetDaily: “Benjamin Bull, chief counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, agreed with the damage assessment. ‘Homosexuals got exactly what they wanted. In the marketplace of ideas, one side has now been censored,’ he said. ‘This [situation] is exactly what homosexual activists have in mind.’”
WorldNetDaily: “Gerald Chipeur, an ADF-allied attorney who argued the case before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta this fall, said, ‘There is no place for thought control in a free and democratic society.’ He continued, ‘The tools of censorship should not be available to prohibit freedom of expression in Canada. There is no circumstance in a free society where limitations on political or religious debate can be justified.’”
Although we conclude the provision of the ordinance directly regulating Good News’ signs does not of itself violate the First Amendment, the district court did not address Good News’ claim that the ordinance unfairly discriminates among forms of noncommercial speech
Freedom From Religion Foundation, represented by Michael Newdow, sued two NH public school districts and Congress on behalf of several parents and students who objected to the voluntary recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in school.
Ben Bull, ADF Chief Counsel and Director of Global Activities, appeared on TruNews with Rick Wiles to discuss efforts in Canada to muzzle a pastor through “hate crime” allegations, because he spoke against homosexual behavior.
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OneNewsNow: “Members meeting in Amsterdam at the World Congress of Families have heard about the homosexual legal agenda’s threat to religious liberty as a part of its drive toward same-sex ‘marriage.’ The comments came from attorney Ben Bull of the Alliance Defense Fund . . . ‘There’s a freight train coming and it’s heading right towards Christians, and it’s called the homosexual legal agenda — and it will run right over our constitutional rights unless we’re heard loud and clear,’ he added.”
“Alliance Defense Fund Chief Counsel Benjamin Bull will be available for media interviews during his participation Wednesday in an international gathering of pro-family advocates, leaders, scholars, and parliamentarians Aug. 10-12 in Amsterdam. The Alliance Defense Fund is a partnership level member of the biennial event, named World Congress of Families V, whose participants have undergone threats and intimidation in the days leading up to the event.”
Austin Ruse reports at LifeNews: The roster for Amsterdam will include a who’s who of pro-life and pro-family leaders, including Wanda Franz of National Right to Life, Gwen Landolt of Real Women of Canada, Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America, and Benjamin Bull of the Alliance Defense Fund. The King of Ghana will also speak. [C-FAM is an event sponsor and Austin Ruse is on the planning committee and a speaker at the congress.]
Robert M. Engstrom writing at Human Events: “Bull said government law cannot even determine exactly when a person becomes a candidate, but the IRS will judge the use of ‘code words’ in pulpit speech and recognize transgressions of the tax-exempt regulations when they see it. Nobody knows what is legal or is not, and a pastor’s intent is irrelevant. A sermon could accidently transgress the law, incurring IRS punishment.”
CBN News video coverage of the National Press Club pulpit free speech debate featuring Ben Bull.
“Pulpit Freedom” debate with Barry Lynn, Americans United for Separation of Church and State; Professor Donald Tobin, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; and Professor Douglas Laycock, University of Michigan School of Law
Federalist Society: This event is co-sponsored by The Alliance Defense Fund . . . Our panel will examine the application of the Johnson Amendment to religious ministers in their preaching duties during worship services. Does the Johnson Amendment constrain clergy from effectively imparting messages integral to their faith, or is it an appropriate safeguard to ensure that churches and government limit their respective activities?
Christian Post: “Americans shouldn’t be forced to abandon their religious heritage simply to appease someone’s political agenda,’ said Alliance Defense Fund chief counsel Benjamin Bull. “The U.S. Supreme Court has acknowledged that public prayer is ‘deeply embedded in the history and tradition of this country,’” he continued. “The National Day of Prayer has been a part of that. That is why ADF attorneys stand ready to defend the right of millions of Americans who wish to join together in prayer on May 1 without fear of legal attack from those who seek to silence their constitutional right to pray.”
A dissenting synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church that had its legal personality stripped and its property seized by the socialist government of Bulgaria has won a decisive victory at the European Court of Human Rights.
Three pro-life organizations filed a brief Friday with the European Court of Human Rights in defense of Ireland’s ban on abortion. In September, the court granted the Family Research Council, represented by Alliance Defense Fund attorneys, the opportunity to defend the ban jointly with two other pro-life organizations.
The Alliance Defense Fund has been actively involved in several recent international legal situations to protect families worldwide and protect America from the effects of poor international legal decisions.
ADF Chief Counsel: Cal. marriage ruling will be used as a “battering ram” to diminish religious freedom
Michelle Vu has this report in The Christian Post on yesterday’s FRC panel discussion of Same Sex “Marriage and Religious Freedom. It carries a photo of ADF’s Chief Counsel and quotes him: “What is the problem with the California same-sex …
OneNewsNow.com reports on a recent FRC panel on the topic of Same-sex “Marriage” and Religious Freedoms: But Benjamin Bull, chief counsel of the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), said the homosexual activists who pressured the court to legalize homosexual marriage believe …
FRC has released this press release on the Christian Newswire: Thursday, July 10, at 10:00 am, Family Research Council will release the results of a commissioned national survey showing the political impact of marriage protection amendments on the November ballot …