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ADF gets boot from Amazon

Concordia Publishing House recently learned it couldn’t use remarketing ads on Google unless it scrubbed them of biblical content. Now, the Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) has been booted from the AmazonSmile program over its support for biblical marriage.

The Arizona-based legal group, which has represented numerous Christians and ministries, had been a recognized charity for five years. AmazonSmile allows customers to designate non-profits to receive a half-percent of eligible online purchases.

In a statement, ADF said it contacted Amazon after numerous messages from supporters no longer able to give to the organization via AmazonSmile. The online giant said it had removed them on the recommendation of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which labels ADF a hate group.

Among the Supreme Court cases where ADF has served as lead counsel are the Colorado bakery that refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. It also represents pro-life pregnancy centers in California contesting a law requiring them to inform clients of the state’s low-cost abortion and contraceptive services. Rulings in both are expected soon.  

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