FACT Report

The FACT Report is a one-minute radio commentary on events that impact life, the family and religious liberty in Tennessee.

The FACT Report is heard weekly on the Bott Radio Network stations list, including Memphis on WCRV 640 AM and 100.7 FM, Nashville on WCRT 1160 AM and WECV 89.1 FM, Clarksville on 99.5 FM, Dickson on 91.5 FM, Gallatin on 93.9 FM, and Lebanon on 101.9 FM. (Full station list below)
  • Following a Suit by Filing a Suit (February 3, 2016)

    A lawsuit was recently filed asking the Tennessee state courts to determine how the Supreme Court’s same-sex “marriage” decision last summer in Obergefell v. Hodges applies to other state laws. The lawsuit is actually similar to a strategy used in the past by the NAACP that resulted in Brown versus Board of Education overruling the “separate but equal” doctrine created years before in Plessy versus Ferguson.

    Few people realize that after Plessy, a case involving segregation on rail cars, the NAACP began bringing lawsuits to ask how the “separate but equal” doctrine applied to other state laws, those in education. After six different lawsuits went to the Supreme Court, the Court realized its mistake and overruled the Plessy decision.

    Perhaps last week’s lawsuit will someday result in Obergefell being overruled.

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  • Lawsuit to Challenge Obergefell Filed (January 27, 2016)

    Last week a very important lawsuit was filed in a Williamson County, Tennessee, court to challenge the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last June that states had to issue same-sex “marriage” licenses.

    The lawsuit, filed on behalf of a group of ministers and concerned citizens, asks a simple question: If the Supreme Court said, which it did, that a marriage law was invalid if it excluded same-sex couples from marrying, which Tennessee’s law does, then how has anyone gotten a valid marriage license since last June if the law was invalid?

    The lawsuit raises the point that if a law is invalid, then a court has no constitutional power to enact a new law to replace it, only a legislative body can do that.

    Watch this case, because it could just throw the issue back in the Supreme Court’s lap.

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  • 2016 State Legislative Issues Briefing (January 20, 2016)

    Learn about issues and legislation crucial to you as a conservative, pro-family Tennessean at our annual State Legislative Issues Briefing, February 2nd!

    Our speaker, FACT President David Fowler, served 12 years in the Tennessee state Senate and has his finger on the pulse of what is happening concerning marriage, family, life, and religious liberty in our state.

    This year we will live stream from Grace Chapel in Leipers Fork, so if you can’t make it to the Nashville/Franklin area to join us as part of our live audience, you can watch the State Legislative Issues Briefing over the Internet.

    Again, our live-streamed State Legislative Issues Briefing is February 2nd from 7: 00 – 8:00 p.m. at Grace Chapel in Leipers Fork. This event is free and open to the public, so make plans now to attend. Go to our website for more information.

    2016 State Legislative Issues Briefing Live Streaming Event

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  • Why Be Hopeful in 2016 (January 6, 2016)

    After some of what happened last year, it would be easy to be pessimistic about 2016. But hope, not pessimism, has been the hallmark of the Church.

    During the persecution Roman Emperor Diocletian, who sought to stamp out Christianity, Saint Athanasius said:

    “[W]hile idolatry and everything else that opposes … Christ is daily dwindling … , the Saviour’s teaching is increasing everywhere! [N]ow that the Divine epiphany of the Word of God has taken place, … all parts of the world in every direction are enlightened by His teaching.”

    How could such optimism be?

    The answer is the King of this world has, indeed, come, which is why we sang in recent weeks, “Joy to the world! The Lord has come! Let earth receive her King!

    And it is on that fact we can place our hope for 2016.

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  • Pro-Life Amendment 1 Secures a Victory (December 23, 2015)

    Last November, voters approved Amendment 1 to Tennessee’s constitution, which allowed their legislature to re-enact laws regulating abortion that our state Supreme Court said had somehow violated our state constitution.

    But shortly thereafter, abortion proponents filed suit in federal court to stop the Amendment. They argued that the state had not counted the votes in the manner required by the state constitution.

    Thankfully, the state took action to protect life and filed its own action in state court to ask the state court to determine whether the votes were counted correctly. Abortion advocates asked the state court to defer to the federal court proceeding and, thankfully, last week, the state judge said, “No. The state court action will proceed.”

    That’s great news. But even better is the fact that the federal judge has now suspended the federal lawsuit.

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The FACT Report is heard weekly on these Bott Radio Stations.

Memphis –  WCRV 640 AM & 100.7 FM
Nashville WCRT 1160 AM
Nashville WECV 89.1 FM
Clarksville 99.5 FM
Dickson 91.5 FM
Gallatin 93.9 FM
Lebanon 101.9 FM

And on Appalachian Radio Group stations.

Kingsport WPWT 870 AM / 100.7 FM
  WHGG 1090 AM

Our Mission: To equip Tennesseans and their public officials to effectively promote and defend a culture that values the traditional family, for the sake of the common good.