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Wed Mar 6, 2024, 07:59 PM Mar 6

The far reach of the insidious Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) including SCOTUS

The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies ADF as a hate group.

Amy Coney Barrett was a paid ADF teacher from 2011 to 2016. During her confirmation hearing, she claimed she was "not aware" of ADF's decades long efforts to recriminalize homosexuality. ADF advocates for criminalizing homosexuality and sterilizing transgender people. Speaking to such a group shows poor judgment; lying is worse. The day after the Senate confirmed Barrett, ADF announced: Newly confirmed justice Amy Coney Barrett will hear an ADF case later this term". Barrett didn't recuse herself and decided in favor of ADF.

Josh Hawley was on ADF's fellowship faculty and helped pushed Barrett through.

Jeff Sessions visited ADF's headquarters and consulted with it on a massive "religious liberty" memo he imposed on the DOJ.

Trump made an attorney in the ADF's allied network, Noel Francisco, solicitor general.

From: American Crusade: How the Supreme Court is Weaponizing Religious Freedom

by Andrew L. Seidel

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