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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 by David Fowler

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 by David Fowler

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 ...
The Severity of America’s Identity Crisis Heartbreak

The Severity of America’s Identity Crisis Heartbreak

Oct 4, 2019 by David Fowler

In several different ways, my heart broke yesterday when I read that between 2013 and June 2019, the Food and Drug Administration had recorded 6,379 deaths and 25,645 “serious” reactions in patients who took the hormone blocker Lupron. It...
Coming to the Rec Center Swimming Pool Near You

Coming to the Rec Center Swimming Pool Near You

Jun 7, 2019 by David Fowler

On February 15, 2019, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that gives a clear picture of the constitutionally required degeneracy that lies ahead if two U.S. Supreme Court decisions from the past are not dealt with soon and decisi...
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 by David Fowler

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...
Will Legislators Take a Consistent Approach to Abortion and Marriage?

Will Legislators Take a Consistent Approach to Abortion and Marriage?

Feb 15, 2019 by David Fowler

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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