# Alliance defending freedom
Lawmaker Joins Tennessee Pastors in Challenging Alliance Defending Freedom
Knoxville event features speakers calling for an end to national group's influence in Tennessee public policy. State Representative Gloria Johnson of Knoxville joined a group of Tennessee pastors in calling out the national group Alliance Defending Freedom for their role in pushing anti-LGBTQ policies in the state. The lawmaker and pastors spoke out at a press conference today.
Tennessee Pastors Challenge Stance of Alliance Defending Freedom
Faith leaders say group is defending adoption agency that denied Jewish couple a baby. In response to efforts by Christian legal defense organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) to offer legal support to an East Tennessee adoption agency that refused to assist a couple because of their Jewish faith, a group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition is claiming that ADF is distorting core teachings of the Christian faith.