TN Attorney General Gives Black-Robed Legislators an Assist

Next week the Tennessee Senate will vote on a bill that would tell courts that any undefined word in the Tennessee Code should be given its normal and ordinary meaning. The bill is needed because judges increasingly like to give unambiguous words new meanings, like Judge McMillan in Knoxville recently did. But this week, the attorney general gave our judicial legislators an assist. He issued an opinion that said that the bill should not prevent courts from giving words like “father” and “husband” a gender-neutral meaning and that courts should substitute gender-neutral words into the statute in place of such words.

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TN Attorney General Unable to Derail Pro-Life Law

This week the Judiciary Committee in the Tennessee Senate moved to the Senate floor a bill that would ban post-viability abortions except where necessary to save the life or physical health of the mother. Though multiple laws exactly like this one now exist and none have been ruled unconstitutional, Tennessee’s attorney general issued an opinion saying the bill was “constitutionally suspect” because it, like the other laws, did not include an exception for a mother’s “emotional health.” Thankfully, the committee was provided testimony from someone who is truly an expert relative to constitutional law and abortion, and the majority voted in favor of the bill despite the attorney general’s opinion.

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TN Will Not Enforce Abortion Regulations

Because the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional abortion regulations similar to those enacted by Tennessee’s Legislature, the state’s attorney general, Herbert Slatery, announced this week that the state would not enforce its laws. The one law, enacted in 2012, required doctors performing abortions in Tennessee to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. The other law, enacted in 2014, required abortion clinics providing 50 or more surgical abortions annually to meet the health and safety requirements of ambulatory surgical care centers.

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Voyeur Takes Photos in Knoxville Target Dressing Room

Thanks to Target’s transgender policy, a man was able to easily gain access to the women’s dressing room in a West Knoxville Target and take pictures of his victims with his cell phone for about an hour before being caught. “As we’ve stated many times, transgender individuals are not our main concern but rather voyeurs and sexual predators who will gain access to their victims by using Target’s policy to do so,” said American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon. AFA has been calling for a boycott of Target since the retail chain began allowing biological men to use women’s restrooms and changing rooms.

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Set Free From Homosexuality? Don’t Share on Vimeo

Dr. David Kyle Foster, director of Pure Passion Ministries in Franklin, Tenn., and a former homosexual, created videos on Vimeo to help those caught in the brokenness of homosexuality find healing in Christ. But on March 16, he was given a week to remove any videos that depicted homosexuality as a condition needing healing, despite proof that many had found healing from sexual brokenness through use of the videos. While Vimeo won’t allow stories that feature changed lives of the sexually broken, Vimeo does still allow videos that feature jihad, teen rape, and gay porn.

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