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Wednesday night, Jeff Sessions announced his support for the Christian fundamentalist group, #ADF. The group has long been working to infiltrate the government of the United States.
The group established the "Blackstone Fellowship” in 2000 to indoctrinate young law students to fight for cases involving reproductive rights and sexual justice in accordance with a "distinctly Christian worldview.”…
More than 40 Blackstone individuals have clerked for state and federal judge in states across the nation. Between them, they have filled nearly 60 of what are prestigious roles.…
Blackstone fellows have written briefs for the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s ban on same-sex marriage, both of which were heard by the Supreme Court in 2013. ADF also played a key role in the Hobby Lobby case in 2014.…
Of the Blackstone alumni that we were able to identify, they are overwhelmingly white and exclusively Christian, keeping with the Blackstone Legal Fellowship’s website, which says that fellows are selected based on their “demonstrated Christian commitment"
ADF also runs a legal academy, which gives practicing attorneys free training in defending cases involving same-sex marriage, abortion, and church/state issues. In return, participants must provide 450 hours of “pro bono/dedicated legal work on behalf of the Body of Christ.”
And now, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is declaring the #ADF isn’t a hate group.…
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