VIDEO: Fox News interviews Kristen Waggoner, spokesperson for the Alliance Defending Freedom, about Amazon’s recent decision to delist the organization from its charitable benefits program.
Amazon uses the Southern Poverty Law Center to help it vet charities, even though the Department of Defense and the FBI have stopped relying on the SPLC. For the record, Students for Life often ends up on SPLC’s weekly Anti-LGBT Roundup of Events because we speak on Tony Perkins’ radio show. Perkins and the Family Research Council, you may remember, were targeted by a shooter who was a fan of the SPLC.
One reason the SPLC lists ADF as a hate group is because, ADF “works to develop “religious liberty” legislation and case law that will allow the denial of goods and services to LGBT people on the basis of religion.” But wait, isn’t that similar to what Amazon is doing? Denying the donation service of AmazonSmile to a group based on a philosophical disagreement with the group?
And in fact, what is the philosophy and mission of Alliance Defending Freedom? At its core, it’s the protection of religious liberty and free-speech. My experience with ADF has been one of an organization that fights to protect the rights of students and organizations.
When I worked for Turning Point USA, it was Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys that frequently provided us advice on how to challenge unconstitutional free-speech zones on campus and push back against discrimination. I know it’s fashionable these days to say that promoting free-markets and limited government are hateful, but proof by assertion isn’t strong proof.
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