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Get a quick snapshot of some of the stories about life, family, marriage, and religious liberty covered from a conservative perspective.

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Conservative Carol Swain to Run for Mayor of Nashville

This week conservative Carol Swain, formerly a law professor at Vanderbilt University, filed the paperwork necessary for her to run for Nashville’s mayor in the upcoming special election. Swain joins Acting Mayor David Briley, Metro Council Member-at-large Erica Gilmore, and talk show host Ralph Bristol as candidates. Swain said in a statement released on Wednesday, […]

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‘Transgenders’ Eye Advancements in Fertility Preservation

In the past, those confused about their biological sex who wanted to “transition” to a new “gender identity” through hormone therapy and surgeries had to balance the likely loss of biological fertility with their desire to have biological children in the future. But that isn’t the case anymore. Diane Chen, a pediatric psychologist with the […]

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Facebook Bans Crucifixion Image From Ad

An ad by the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, to promote the university’s online theology, catechetics, and evangelization programs was rejected by Facebook recently because the social media giant said that the picture featuring Jesus on the San Damiano Cross was “shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content.” Interestingly, the featured picture of the crucified Jesus, […]

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Parents, Beware of These Affinity Apps

Affinity-based free social media apps like Amino, which draws together young people with similar and often obscure interests, and Musical.ly, a lip-syncing app, might sound innocent, but a darker world of predatory behavior, profanity, cyber-bullying, children discussing self-harm, and porn is often only a couple of clicks away. These apps are unregulated, unmonitored communities with […]

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Idaho Judge Offers ‘Transgender’ Ability to Amend Birth Certificates

U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale recently ruled that rules by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare prohibiting “transgenders” from amending their birth certificates to reflect their “gender identity” violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment. Judge Dale gave the state the deadline of April 6 to begin accepting applications […]

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CA Teacher on Paid Leave for Suggesting Equal Walkout for Pro-Lifers

Rocklin High School history teacher Julianne Benzel was placed on paid administrative leave when she asked her class whether the school should give students in support of life the same freedom to walk out as given to those walking out in protest of mass shootings in schools and support for gun control. “If you’re going […]

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School Protection and Student Privacy Bill Moves Forward in TN House

On Wednesday, over the opposition of the Haslam administration, the School Protection Act (HB 2620), sponsored by Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden), was approved by the House Civil Justice Subcommittee by a vote of 4-2 with one abstention. The bill authorizes the state attorney general to represent a local school board and/or its employees if a […]

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Will Senate Republicans Calm the Panic of House Republicans on Child Marriage Bill?

The effort by Democrats to prohibit so-called “child marriages” took another twist this week. Two weeks ago, the Republican members of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee killed the bill because, in part, it took away existing parental rights relative to the marriage of their 16- and 17-year-old children. Then last week, in full panic mode […]

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‘In God We Trust’ Bill Heads to Gov. Haslam

A bill requiring Tennessee’s public schools to display “In God We Trust” heads to Gov. Haslam. The Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta), unanimously passed that body earlier this month and the companion bill, sponsored by Rep. Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet), passed the state House on Monday by a vote of 81-8 with […]

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Kansas Republican Party Votes for Biblical View of Sexuality

The Kansas Republican Party earlier this month approved a resolution submitted by Eric Teetsel of the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas, who is also a member of the party state committee, which sought to clarify the party’s position on “gender identity.” The resolution, which you can read on Facebook, explains that the party rejects “transgenderism” […]

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ADF Defends Free Speech for Pro-Lifers

On Tuesday, Michael Farris of Alliance Defending Freedom stood before the U.S. Supreme Court to defend pro-life pregnancy centers in California from being forced to post signs in their waiting rooms announcing the availability of state-funded abortions. The case, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, is significant for free speech not […]

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Switch to New Database/Online Donation System

We are switching to a new database and content management system, and that means our online donation system will be temporarily unavailable. Our donation form should be available again by Friday, April 6th. If you want to make a donation to FACT during this transition period, you can call Lynn Jacobs, our Office Administrator, on […]