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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.

The Close Connection Between Transgenderism and the Gospel

The Close Connection Between Transgenderism and the Gospel

Mar 18, 2021 by David Fowler

Tuesday morning, over coffee, I read a story about actor Ellen Page’s transition to Elliot Page. Later that morning I went down to the legislature to testify on a bill prohibiting a governor or local government from limiting attendance at a w...
Will Tennessee Keep Sports Competition Fair for Girls?

Will Tennessee Keep Sports Competition Fair for Girls?

Feb 11, 2021 by David Fowler

This week, a bill sponsored by Tennessee state Representative Scott Cepicky took a first step in the state House toward keeping biological males from competing against biological females in high school sporting events. Here are grounds on which I c...
Eleventh Circuit’s Education Decision Raises Hard Questions

Eleventh Circuit’s Education Decision Raises Hard Questions

Aug 14, 2020 by David Fowler

In June, the United States Supreme Court held in Bostock v. Clayton County that transgender ideology, namely, the principle that sex is not biological but a subjective mental state, was infused into the word “sex” found in Title VII ...
Getting Perspective On Another Bad Supreme Court Decision

Getting Perspective On Another Bad Supreme Court Decision

Jun 19, 2020 by David Fowler

Getting Perspective on Another Bad Supreme Court Decision   Monday, the United States Supreme Court issued a judgment based upon the word “sex” in Title VII, the federal law prohibiting workplace discrimination, having a meaning ...
Alice in Wonderland Meets Judge Humpty Dumpty in ‘Transgender’ Lawsuit

Alice in Wonderland Meets Judge Humpty Dumpty in ‘Transgender’ Lawsuit

May 15, 2020 by David Fowler

A good friend of mine is knee-deep in a lawsuit over “transgenderism” in high school sports. As I read what the judge in that case told the lawyers representing the biological female plaintiffs concerning the words they must use, I felt l...

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