The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian law firm, recently lost a case in New Mexico where a Christian photographer discriminated against a lesbian couple.
The ADF's defense was that homosexuality violated the Christian photographer's religious beliefs and so she did not have to photograph a lesbian commitment ceremony. However, the New Mexico State Supreme Court ruled unanimously against the photographer.
Now, the ADF is sending out a fundraising e-newsletter (below) warning its supporters of a world-wide war waged by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who want the same rights as heterosexuals.
According to GoodAsYou.org, the graphic includes fear-mongering terms such as "target." "strike" and "armed and dangerous."
The main thrust of the e-newsletter is that U.S. judges sometimes cite courts and rulings in other countries. So the ADF is asking for money to "defend your religious freedom against these foreign laws."
However, citing foreign laws and incorporating foreign laws are two different things, as explained by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in 2009.
According to The New York Times:
Justice Ginsburg said the controversy was based on the misunderstanding that citing a foreign precedent means the court considers itself bound by foreign law as opposed to merely being influenced by such power as its reasoning holds.
'Why shouldn’t we look to the wisdom of a judge from abroad with at least as much ease as we would read a law review article written by a professor?' she asked.
One of the "examples" claimed by the ADF is "Lawrence v. Texas — at the urging of the ACLU, the U.S. Supreme Court cited international law to fabricate legal protection for homosexual sodomy."
In reality, Lawrence v. Texas actually applied to both heterosexual and homosexual sodomy between two consenting adults behind closed doors, which the ADF opposes.