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In our blog, read about the political and cultural issues affecting Tennesseans written from a conservative perspective. Commentaries are typically written by David Fowler, an attorney who served in the Tennessee state Senate for 12 years before joining FACT as President.

Tennessee Pastors Put Same-Sex 'Marriage' in the Crosshairs of Free Speech

Tennessee Pastors Put Same-Sex 'Marriage' in the Crosshairs of Free Speech

Nov 8, 2019

Yesterday, an organization representing a number of Christian pastors and churches raised the stakes a bit higher in litigation pending before the Tennessee Court of Appeals over the constitutionality of actions urged by the Haslam administration bac...
The God-Given Marriage Initiative Asks, What Really Is Marriage Anyway?

The God-Given Marriage Initiative Asks, What Really Is Marriage Anyway?

Oct 25, 2019

This week the organization of which I am a part launched a new initiative, God-Given Marriage. Some will say the U.S. Supreme Court settled the “issue” of marriage in 2015 in the decision known as Obergefell v. Hodges. To the contrary, I ...
Constitutionality of New TN Marriage Law and Personal Repentance

Constitutionality of New TN Marriage Law and Personal Repentance

Jul 19, 2019

The other week I read in The Tennessean that the state’s lawyers did not satisfy a federal district court judge’s demand that they provide a “rational basis” for a new Tennessee law that bans ministers with online ordinations ...
Will Tennessee’s Legislature Make the Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Mistake Alabama Made?

Will Tennessee’s Legislature Make the Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Mistake Alabama Made?

May 31, 2019

If Alabama’s new law abolishing the issuance of marriage licenses was intended to circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision regarding marriage, its Legislature utterly failed. Five years ago, some of Tennessee&rsqu...
Meet My Tennessee Political Hero

Meet My Tennessee Political Hero

Mar 22, 2019

Political heroes are hard to come by these days. But there is a current officeholder in our state who tops my short list. In a lineup of random politicians, you might never suspect he’d be a political hero. Let me introduce you to him and tell ...
Will Legislators Take a Consistent Approach to Abortion and Marriage?

Will Legislators Take a Consistent Approach to Abortion and Marriage?

Feb 15, 2019

Three bills filed in the General Assembly—two on abortion and one on marriage—point out how hard it is to find a consistent principle by which to govern. Here’s what I think needs to be done. Two Approaches to Reversing Roe v. Wa...

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