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October 18, 2014 - FCDF and ADF to Form Joint National Strike Team to Protect Conscience Rights:
At a high-level meeting at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in Phoenix on September 17, 2012, the FCDF and ADF began formulating plans for a joint national strike team to quickly assist persons of conscience who are attacked for standing up for religious freedom, particularly with respect to the defense of marriage.
We are seeing an increasing number of meritless abusive claims brought by same-sex marriage activists against respected scholars and others. FCDF has already advised clients in about a dozen such cases. One example is the harassing complaint for alleged scientific misconduct brought against Mark Regnerus, Ph.D. for his recent landmark research on the adverse consequences of gay parenting.
Another example of FCDF’s recent work includes consulting with the National Organization for Marriage, which was falsely accused by a same-sex marriage activist of being found guilty of multiple violations of campaign finance laws. FCDF has also consulted with several key pro-marriage supporters who have received harassing and threatening e-mails from marriage opponents. In one case, homosexual pornography was posted on the Facebook of a pro-marriage supporter and her son was threatened with violence.
Many such persons of conscience who have been attacked have meritorious tort claims for harassment, defamation, and discrimination. Because Charles LiMandri has decades of experience in this area, he has been asked to head up the ADF/FCDF joint strike team.
For its part, ADF will make available its nationwide network of thousands of Christian attorneys to assist in these cases at the local level under Mr. LiMandri's direct supervision. This new national joint strike team is a much needed response to a very serious threat to people of conscience in our country.