By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
FRANKLIN — Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) may not be the most recognizable organization to most Tennessee Baptist churches, but it definitely needs to be on the radar of pastors and church leaders across the state.
Alliance Defending Freedom is the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, marriage and family, parental rights and the sanctity of life, according to the organization’s website. ADF has defended cherished liberties in Congress, state legislatures and courtrooms across the country — all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.
The Tennessee Baptist Mission Board has partnered with ADF to provide legal protection for churches whose religious liberties are attacked at a minimal cost to the church.
“Religious liberties have never been under fire in American history as intensely as they are in contemporary culture,” observed Randy C. Davis, president and executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board. [Read more…]