The (Christian) Alliance Defense Fund is changing its name to be even more misleading:
The Alliance Defense Fund is changing its name to “Alliance Defending Freedom.”
“Our mission remains the same — defending religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family. Only our name has changed,” said Alliance Defending Freedom President, CEO, and General Counsel Alan Sears. “The change is to help more people easily understand the work that we do and why it matters.”
The new tagline is “For Faith, For Justice.” Alliance Defending Freedom and its allies work tirelessly to ensure that people everywhere can freely live a life of faith under laws that safeguard, rather than undermine, religious freedom.
Riiiiiiight. Because Christians have it *so* hard in America.
ADF acts like atheists are trying to ban churches when the truth is we just want to see separation of church and state. Christian groups have a habit of trying to push their beliefs in places they don’t belong (city council meetings, public schools, etc.) … they want taxpayer money to fund religious schools. They think the ACLU and Planned Parenthood are somehow anti-Christian (even though both groups have often helped religious people). They want to make sure women are not given a choice about what happens inside their bodies. So we have to fight back against them.
The name change is silly since they’re not actually defending freedom. They’re defending Christian privilege. They don’t give a shit if atheist groups are blocked from forming in public high schools. Their definition of freedom is the ability for local mayors to use City Hall to display a Nativity Scene.
The only thing that surprises me that their name change didn’t include the word “family.” That would’ve been the Christian-ier thing to do.
(via Religion Clause)