Rutherford County commissioner’s prayer at school dedication renews debate

Rep. Black: ObamaCare gives taxpayer money to abortion providers

Tennessee Lawmaker Pushes ‘Merry Christmas’ Bill

Court: Preacher’s challenge against ‘vague’ policies can move forward

ACLU says TN judge can’t ban “Messiah” baby name

Tennessee Magistrate Objects To Child Being Named “Messiah”

“Nashville Gay Couple Denied a Marriage License”

6th Circuit: Campus Outside Speaker Rules, Challenged By Evangelist, Are Vague

6th Circuit orders halt to Univ. of Tenn. speech restrictions | Alliance Defending Freedom

Federal court allows public invocations in Hamilton County, Tenn. | Alliance Defending Freedom

TN: Knoxville council meeting begins with prayer despite recent warning

Outsourcing Of Alternative School To Christian Institution Violates Establishment Clause

6th Circuit upholds Shelby Co., Tennessee restrictions on sexually oriented businesses

Christian Legal Group Complains About Assignment

At Tenn. community college, ‘diversity’ for me but not for thee?

Did a Tennessee College Professor Really Force Her Students to Wear a Rainbow Ribbon? | Patheos

“Columbia State professor’s assignment about gay rights sparks protest” | Democrat and Chronicle

“Community college professor allegedly tells students: support gay rights or else” | Daily Caller

“TN students say assignment forced them to support gay rights” | NBC Nashville

Tenn. Professor Requires Students to Support Gay Rights, Calls View of Those Opposed to Assignment ‘Ignorant’ | Christian Post

College Investigating Claims Of First Amendment Violations | News Channel 5 (includes video)

“Group: Students ordered to wear gay rights ribbon” | Columbia Daily Herald

“Teacher Allegedly Forced Students to Wear Gay Pride Ribbons” | Politix

“Professor forces students to be gay rights activists for a grade”

Christian legal group complains about assignment | News 12 WDEF (AP)

TN: Rutherford County judge issues dress code for female lawyers

    Tennessean: In the forthcoming newsletter to all members of the Rutherford County Bar, Taylor plans to offer specifics. “I have advised some women attorneys that a jacket with sleeves below the elbow is appropriate or a professional dress equivalent,” the letter reads. “Your personal appearance in court is a reflection upon the entire legal profession.”


  • Posted: 06/19/2013
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“Professor Orders Students to Support Gay Rights” | Todd Starnes at Fox News

“Tenn. Professor Requires Students to Support Gay Rights, Calls View of Those Opposed to Assignment ‘Ignorant’” | Christian Post

Community college professor allegedly tells students: support gay rights or else | Daily Caller via Yahoo News

“Professor Orders Students to Support Gay Rights” | Todd Starnes at Townhall

“Pastors: Decriminalizing drug use is a good step” | Courier Post Online

College assignment flunks First Amendment by forcing students to promote professor’s views | Alliance Defending Freedom

Atheists Lose One | Nate Kellum at American Thinker

Mitch McClure Speaks On God’s Model For The Family Sunday | The Chattanoogan

Tennessee Appeals Court Says Notice For Meeting On Controversial Mosque’s Site Plan Was Adequate

Tennessee Child Custody Law Favoring Parents Who Can Best Prepare Child for “a Life of Service”

TN: Blount County Commission holds off on prayer resolution

Readers comment on prayer at Blount County Commission meetings

TN: Blount County Commission to vote on meeting prayer policy

TN: Blount County Commission pressured on prayer

TN: Ten Commandments posted in Rutherford County jail

Is downtown street preacher disturbing the peace?

Taxing the Third Space | Forbes

TN: Proposed charter school panel would oversee Knox, 4 other counties

Megachurch Denied Property Tax Exemption For Gym And Bookstore/Cafe | Forbes

    Peter J. Reilly at Forbes: The church was represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom. Erik Stanley of ADF had commented earlier in the litigation: “Tax exemptions for churches are vitally important because it doesn’t make sense to penalize organizations that help serve the community and don’t exist for profit–and that’s certainly true with this church,” Stanley explained. “The taxing authorities in this case determined that the facilities were not integral to a religious purpose of the church, but the government is ill-equipped to determine what is and what isn’t a legitimate religious use. That’s why it shouldn’t be delving into church affairs. Doing so violates the constitutionally protected rights of the church.”


  • Posted: 04/11/2013
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TN: Rep. Blackburn Asks Planned Parenthood to ‘Fully Repudiate’ Killing Babies Who Survive Abortion

TN Appeals Court Upholds Taxation Of Part of Church’s Family Life Center

Tennessee Gov. Rejects Obama’s Medicaid Expansion

Tennessee Bill Would Allow College Counselors to Refuse to Treat LGBT Students

A ‘Religious Right’ to Not Counsel Gays? | Care2

Tennessee Counseling Bill Would Let Student Psychologists Reject Gay Clients Without Punishment | Huffington Post

TN bill would let graduate-student counselors reject clients on religious grounds

TN: State appeals court hears arguments in mosque case

TN: Sponsors won’t advance abortion ultrasound bill

TN: Hearing on Hamilton County prayer lawsuit scheduled April 24

Constitutional Issue Avoided In Preacher’s Guilty Plea For Possessing Poisonous Snakes

Tennessee Senate Passes Judicial-Selection Amendment

Middle TN lawmakers take on Planned Parenthood

6th Circuit: Appeal filed after prayer injunction denied

Catholic groups in Nashville sue over contraceptive mandate in federal health law

Tenn. GOP Congressman’s Ex-wife Had 2 Abortions

TN: DesJarlais re-elected despite abortion revelations

Washington D.C. group calls for Loudon, Lenoir City schools to stop prayer

TN: Sumner Co. School system goes to mediation over teacher prayer, ACLU wants $284,321 for attorney’s fees

State Legislators Uniting to Protect Religious Freedom | Brian Walsh at National Review

Religious freedom caucuses set up in Kansas Legislature, eight other states

Pregame prayers defended by Univ. of Tenn.

    Baptist Press: The University of Tennessee, in rejecting a request from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to eliminate the Volunteers’ traditional pregame prayer, has garnered praise from the Alliance Defending Freedom. South Carolina is the only other university in the SEC to offer a public invocation prior to football games.”We’re very pleased that the University of Tennessee has seen fit to disregard the Freedom From Religion Foundation,” said Travis Barham, litigation staff counsel for ADF. “We hope they continue to do that because the Freedom From Religion Foundation has been distorting the law, twisting the law, to support its jaundiced view of religion, its jaundiced view of the First Amendment.”


  • Posted: 10/02/2012
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TN: Memphis City Council Adopts Prayer Policy To Avoid Lawsuit

U. of Tenn. will not stop prayer at football games & other events

Catholic Diocese, Schools in Nashville Sue HHS Abortion Mandate