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. Plus, you can also hear The FACT Report on Top Gun Radio in the Tri-Cities and WNKJ based in Kentucky.

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FACT Report: Does Religious Liberty Have a Prayer Anymore?

We shouldn’t be surprised that Washington State’s Supreme Court ruled that florist Barronelle Stutzman had to provide floral arrangements for a same-sex “wedding” ceremony in violation of her religious beliefs.

Ninety-eight years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court said a Mormon’s belief did prevent him from being prosecuted for polygamy. The Court said, “To permit this would be to make . . . religious belief superior to the law of the land, and . . . permit every citizen to become a law unto himself.”

Back then the Court reasoned that our Founding Founders did not intend for the free exercise clause to be used to trump laws based on the then-prevailing moral code.

Now, the prevailing moral code says same-sex “marriage” is okay, and that’s why Ms. Stutzman’s religious beliefs didn’t have a prayer in Court.

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FACT Report: Cain and Able at the Capitol?

Last week the chaos we’ve seen in other states descended on Tennessee’s Capitol. Yelling by LGBT activists shut down a press conference by legislators trying to discuss their legislation regarding bathroom privacy. State troopers just stood and watched.

Legislative leaders act paralyzed and rightfully so. Since we threw God out of civil government, there is no legitimate basis for anyone in government to demand that demonstrators be peaceable. On what basis can anyone say to someone else, “You can’t do that. Stop!” without the other saying, “Says who?”

Yale law professor Arthur Leff once said that without God as a ground for authority our “ruling model. . . appears to be … Cain and Abel. . . God help us.”

He was right. Cain is showing up everywhere, even at our state Capitol. God help us, indeed.

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FACT Report: Raging and the Foolish Liberal

Last week’s riot at Cal-Berkeley over a conservative speaker on campus was just another in a seemingly endless string of boisterous and even riotous protests by the Left in recent weeks. Their actions bring to mind Solomon’s observation in Proverbs 27, “When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.”

The fool is reduced to rage or ridicule and creating unrest because, biblically speaking, fools lack wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, a deficit trifecta when it comes to dealing with a wise man who, biblically speaking, has what the fool lacks. It’s an unfair “competition” when it comes to the competition for ideas.

So don’t be disheartened when liberals rage and resort to ridicule; it’s a sign that they really have nothing to say.

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FACT Report: Redefining Mom and Dad

A political firestorm has arisen in Tennessee over a bill that simply says that the words “mother,” “father,” “husband,” “wife” as used in Tennessee’s statutes shall be given their normal, historical meaning, which, of course, means those words are tied to a person’s sex. A man, for example, will never be a mother.

The objection comes from those who got the courts to redefine marriage. They now want the courts to redefine the rest of family law. One specific change is that they no longer want being a parent tied to a biological reality, because same-sex couples cannot both be parents if being a parent is tied to biology. Procreation still requires two sexes.

This bill would keep the courts from redefining what it means to be a mother and father, and that’s why there’s so much controversy.

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