Latin America in the crosshairs: Alliance Defending Freedom takes aim

Founded in 1994 by a group of white, male, hard-right conservative evangelical Christians, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) morphed from a modest outfit to the $40 million behemoth it is today. It was created out of concern that “the Body of Christ in America was in big trouble” because the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was out to clamp down on religious expression.

Today, ADF is one of the largest conservative legal organizations in the United States. They are best known for litigating on the role of religion in public life, a category encompassing abortion, LGBTQ rights, and freedom of expression. . . Recently, ADF has become active at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the judicial OAS agency responsible for monitoring human rights accountability in Latin America.

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Year Published/Updated: 2015

Author(s): Kane, Gillian