So what happens if a school refuses to acknowledge your child’s constitutional rights? Again, ADF has come to the rescue. In addition to composing and compiling a number of written resources for your use, ADF also offers legal help in cases where it believes its attorneys can be of assistance. This year, more than 800 attorneys are standing by across the nation, ready to battle attempts to censor Christmas. And their record is impressive:
• In August, the ACLU gave up its legal attack on Louisiana’s Bossier Parish School District after initially objecting to the school’s nativity display and its inclusion of religious songs in its Christmas program.
• In July, a federal appeals court unanimously rejected an ACLU lawsuit over holiday displays at the city hall in Cranston, Rhode Island.
• Last December, after receiving a letter from an ADF attorney, school officials in Boca Raton, Florida changed their minds about allowing students to distribute candy canes with a religious message.
And the list of successes goes on and on.
ADF has built a reputation of high-quality work, and thus finds itself growing larger and more influential by the day. Initially founded by such Christian powerhouses as Dr. Bill Bright, Larry Burkett, Dr. James Dobson, Dr. D. James Kennedy, and Marlin Maddoux for the purpose of defending religious freedom, the legal alliance has expanded to also influence cases regarding the sanctity of life and family values.
In this age of relativism and political correctness, I’m thankful to have the Alliance Defense Fund watching my back. While businesses like Target may still choose to cower from the ACLU and a few overly sensitive atheists, I can now stand up for the rights I know I have and encourage my local schools and government entities to do the same. I hope you’ll join me.