ADF statement on inauguration of Joe Biden as president
“On this Inauguration Day, we join with millions of our fellow Americans who are praying for the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden. Many challenges lie ahead, and we pray for the president’s health and safety as he governs this great nation. While we are gravely concerned about his campaign positions, we pray that, as president, he would have a change of heart and protect everyone’s God-given freedoms and the sanctity of life from conception until natural death. To millions of Americans, these freedoms are precious, and protecting them is essential to a free and flourishing society.”
Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
Michael P. Farris is president and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom. Farris was founding president of both the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College and continues to serve as chairman of the board of HSLDA and chancellor emeritus of PHC. He graduated from Western Washington State College, magna cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, followed by a J.D. from Gonzaga University (with honors). At Gonzaga, he was articles editor of the Law Review, and winner of the Linden Cup Moot Court Competition. He also earned an LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of London. Farris has specialized in constitutional appellate litigation. In that capacity, he has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, eight federal circuit courts of appeals, and in the appellate courts of 13 states. He is also the author of numerous amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court.