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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, on two stations in the Tri-Cities, and on WNKJ based in Kentucky.

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America’s Choice: Compulsion or a ‘New Birth of Freedom’?

With today’s talk about socialism and the use of so-called “non-discrimination” laws to compel interactions in commerce and even within organizations, you can’t help but see a future America that is rife with legal compulsion.

You also can’t help but think of Abraham Lincoln’s resolve expressed at Gettysburg that “this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.”

But did you know that more than four hundred years earlier protestant reformer John Wycliffe said much the same: “The Bible is for the government of the people, by the people and for the people”?

The point is this: Compulsion will define our future unless there is a new birth of liberty under God in America.


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Denying Service to Religious Customers

After the Tennessee Democratic Party advised Cracker Barrel that a Knoxville-area pastor had preached a sermon lambasting homosexuality, Cracker Barrel informed the church that it could not use its facility for a meeting on “soul winning.”

The Party praised the restaurant chain’s decision, but didn’t it violate state and federal civil rights laws prohibiting public establishments from denying service based on creed or religion? And how could Cracker Barrel not provide service because a customer’s religious beliefs violated its beliefs, but a Christian baker or florist can’t refuse to provide custom wedding cakes and floral arrangements because their customer’s beliefs violated their religious beliefs?

Christians need to realize there is no such a thing as religious neutrality. Understand what has happened here: Tennessee’s Democratic Party expected non-neutrality, and Cracker Barrel chose to bow before the god of mammon.


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Does Religious Liberty Promote Polytheism?

Barronelle Stutzman, the Washington state florist whose state courts said she violated state law for not designing a floral arrangement for a same-sex wedding, is now asking the United States Supreme Court to hear her case.

While her primary argument is rooted in the First Amendment’s freedoms related to speech and expression, many Christians see the case as one of religious liberty. While religious liberty certainly appeals to Christians, it can hide what is really a claim by others to religious neutrality. And, from God’s perspective, there is no such thing.

Religious neutrality is at root polytheism. But rejecting cultural polytheism does not justify acrimonious attitudes. It does mean we need to see that embracing a religious liberty that promotes a religiously neutral culture denies God’s claim to His creation and the Gospel.


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Are You My Mother?

All of us had biological parents. Some also had adoptive parents. Others had a step parent because their widowed or divorced biological parent married another person. But Tennessee is now being sued on the ground that this limited understanding of parentage is unconstitutional.

The plaintiff, a woman, is arguing that she is a child’s mother because she was married to the child’s biological mother at the time the child was conceived through sperm donation.

This, she says, is required because the U.S. Supreme Court requires the state to treat same-sex marriages the same as male-female marriages. Thus, if a man and woman are both parents to a child born during their marriage, then two women must both be parents to a child born during their marriage.

So, if you think same-sex marriage is just about marriage, think again.


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Tennessee Celebrates a Birthday

On June 1, Tennessee celebrated its 223rd birthday, having officially separated from North Carolina in 1796.

While Tennessee’s first constitution borrowed heavily from that of its mother state, one interesting point of departure was North Carolina’s Constitution creating a religious test for public office. North Carolina’s Constitution provided that no person who denied the being of God or the truth of the Protestant religion or the divine authority of either the Old or New Testaments could hold public office in that state.

The delegates to Tennessee’s constitutional convention took a more ecumenical approach, striking the provisions regarding Protestantism and the Bible, but even to this day, Tennessee’s Constitution provides that “no person who denies the being of God or a future state of rewards and punishments shall hold any office” in Tennessee.


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Whose House Needs Judging?

Last Thursday, the U.S House of Representatives voted in favor of the so-called Equality Act that, if passed by the U.S. Senate, would make biological confusion the law of the land. Businesses, schools, and even the YMCA will be required to treat men as women and vice versa if that is how a person subjectively wants to “identify.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, touting the act’s approval, said, “This is not about tolerance. This is about respect for our LGBTQ communities, this is about taking pride.”

When a nation’s leaders take pride in what God calls an abomination, will God forever remain silent, particularly if those who profess Jesus as Savior and Lord remain silent, too? Let Christians not think God’s judgment will begin in the U.S. House; Scripture tells us judgment begins in the house of God.


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How Do Politics and Religion Mix in Tennessee?

Tennessee’s General Assembly has been roiled in controversy for two weeks over publicly disclosed sexually explicit text messages between House Speaker Glen Casada and his Chief of Staff a couple of years ago.

The Speaker’s initial response was to pass them off as “locker room talk.” But then Democrats called for his resignation as Speaker, and now the Republican caucus plans to meet to discuss what to do.

In response to these actions, the Speaker listed certain institutional steps he would take to avoid such “missteps” in the future. But were his thoughts “missteps” that can be corrected by implementing institutional changes? And, for Christian caucus members, is “locker room” talk a sufficient justification for believing he is not the same person today as he was then?

Stay tuned: We’ll soon see how politics and religion mix in Tennessee.


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Protect Children or Corporate Profits?

Last week, the Tennessee House overwhelming passed a bill that would allow the state to pay the cost of a local school district having to defend a lawsuit brought by legal organizations such as the ACLU because the district had chosen to protect a student’s bodily privacy by designating use of common locker room facilities based on the biology of its students, not their gender identity.

But in the Senate, Speaker Randy McNally worked with the bill’s opponents to put it off until next year.

Now, why would Speaker McNally put off protecting local schools that respect the bodily privacy of boys and girls? Let’s hope it wasn’t because of pressure from the Tennessee Titans, Amazon, and other corporate giants who said it would hurt their businesses. Because neither our values nor our children should be for sale.


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Is There a ‘Dignity Clause’ in the Constitution?

Last week three individuals sued the governor because Tennessee does not allow them to change their birth certificate from male to female now that they have figured out which one they want to be.

But most telling is this assertion in the complaint, “Tennessee’s Birth Certificate Policy . . . violates the United States Constitution’s guarantees of equal dignity.”

When did dignity become something protected by the Constitution? The answer? In 2015, when the Supreme Court, in Obergefell v. Hodges, said same-sex couples desiring to marry had a right to “equal dignity in the eyes of the law.”

But the most tragic thing of all is to believe that dignity comes from the law, not from having been made in the image of God.


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A Tennessee Legislator’s Oath of Office

Tennessee’s state legislators, upon taking office, take an oath not to assent to anything “which shall appear to me injurious to the people, or . . . that shall have a tendency to lessen or abridge their rights and privileges, as declared by the Constitution of this state.”

However, their vote is often tinged with a desire to curry favor with or avoid the wrath of the Speaker of their House; but there is no oath of fealty to their Speaker’s wishes.

More importantly, a true Christian legislator’s overarching loyalty must be to the Lord Jesus Christ, or else he or she denies Him as Lord.

When Christian legislators allow their conscience before the Lord to inform their decisions, not their standing before their Speaker, the citizen’s constitutionally guaranteed rights and privileges are best protected.


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