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.”


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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.”


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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

UTC To Move To Moment Of Silence, Rather Than Prayer, Prior To Football Games

Alan E. Sears: Court Rulings Secure Greater Religious Freedom For All Americans

Atheists Attack Prayer in Pennsylvania, Lose One in Tennessee

TN: Commission prayers continue; Rabbi withdraws, for now

ADF: Comment on Hamilton County, Tenn., prayer decision

FFRF plans to sue Memphis City Council over prayers

Atheist Group Attacks Schools in Tennessee, Mississippi Over Prayer at Athletic Events

Gov. Haslam aide says Tennessee isn’t pushing Islamic code

Atheist group asks U. Tenn.-Chattanooga to stop game day prayer

Abortion Biz Closes in Knoxville, Tennessee; Can’t Comply With Law

Senate Contender in TN Asks Judge to Void Primary, Claims Winner is Member of “Hate Group”

“American Laws for American Courts” and Civil Jury Trials

Hamilton Co., TN Commissioners upset with School Board, open with lengthy prayer

FFRF and Whiteville, TN settle lawsuit over crosses

Controversial Tennessee mosque set to open doors

Fight against Islam stretches beyond Murfreesboro mosque

TN: Little-noticed order reverses ban against judges’ political donations

Federal judge hears prayer policy arguments

TN: Sharia law, super PACs roil GOP primary

Hamilton County Commission Defends Prayer Policy | Citizen Link

TN: Judge To Rule Later In County Commission Prayer Case

6th Circuit: Undue Hardship Showing In Title VII Case Refers to Hardship On Employer, Not Employees

Will Tenn. county’s prayers be censored?

TN: Knox Commission considers written prayer policy

Political notebook: Judges retreat from lawsuit over judge selection

Angry Resolutions and Legal Warfare: Islamophobia in Tennessee

TN: Knox committee sends prayer at meetings policy to commission

TN: Tea Party supports prayer, opposition holds rally

Judge grants Tenn. mosque’s petition to open, DOJ files suit

Tennessee mosque sues to open

Tennessee Pastor Challenges Law on Poisonous Snakes for Worship

TN: Judge In Hamilton Co. Federal Prayer Case Wants Briefs On New Prayer Policy

TN: Prayer opponents removed from County Commission meeting

Nate Kellum: Federal government gives $400,000 to Memphis Planned Parenthood

Hamilton County Commission adopts new prayer policy

Tennessee enacts strongest ban on explicit sex-ed in U.S. after oral sex demo.

TN: Hamilton County commission, attorney sued for praying at meetings

Filmmaker switches sides, says Tennessee mosque is part of Islamic plot

TN: Hamilton County Commission prays; residents object

Judge’s ruling stops construction of Tennessee mosque, finding public didn’t get enough notice

TN: Court Upholds Termination of Catholic School Principal, Rejecting Retaliatory Discharge Claim

TN: Freedom From Religious Group Objects To Prayer At County Commission Meetings