Nashville megachurch wants all its facilities tax-exempt

The Tennessean (includes photo of Erik): On Friday, the church, armed with lawyers from the conservative Arizona-based Christian legal group The Alliance Defense Fund, took its case to Davidson County Chancery Court and argued that its constitutional rights are being violated. Alliance Defense Fund lawyer Erik Stanley noted that state law exempts college bookstores, hospital gift shops and “family wellness centers” from paying property taxes. “In each of these instances, facilities similarly situated are granted a property tax exemption,” Stanley said. “Where the line is drawn here, it must be drawn consistently.”