From Americans United for Separation of Church and State:
Virginia Beach, VA
The American Center for Law and Justice was founded by TV preacher Pat Robertson in 1991 to press the Religious Right’s legal agenda in court. It is currently headed by Jay Sekulow and works in tandem with Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism, a similar organization founded by Sekulow.
….TV preacher Pat Robertson, who hired Sekulow to run the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), an organization Robertson perceived as a fundamentalist Christian answer to the American Civil Liberties Union.
Robertson and Sekulow have used the ACLJ to chip away at the church-state wall, erode abortion rights, oppose gay rights and push other Religious Right social goals. Sekulow, 53, was also close to the Bush administration and helped vet Supreme Court nominees….
At first glance, the ACLJ’s funding appears to be slipping. In 2006, Church & State reported an annual budget of $14,485,514 for the group. The most recent Form 990 puts that figure at $11,667,456. That number is misleading, however. CASE still exists and operates in tandem with the ACLJ. CASE brought in $35.3million last year, making the Sekulow operation’s income considerably higher than it appears to be….
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) via Twitter yesterday:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
I joined an @ACLJ amicus brief supporting a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of #POTUS immigration moves [….] 8:33 AM – 18 Dec 2014
And a solitary response:
@RepHartzler couldn’t find the Mexican border on a map. @ACLJ 11:30 AM – 18 Dec 2014