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Dismissal in Howe v. Haslam Affirms Legislative Policy Determination

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (November 6, 2014) —The following statement can be attributed to David Fowler, the President of The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT): I applaud the Tennessee Court of Appeals for its decision dismissing the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Equal Access to Intrastate Commerce Act, also known as House Bill 600. In […]

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FACT President Praises Sixth Circuit Marriage Decision

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (November 6, 2014) —The following statement can be attributed to David Fowler, the President of The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT): Today the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals injected a much-needed measure of judicial and constitutional sanity into the debate over the purpose of marriage laws and the nature of the institution. […]

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Passage of Amendment 1 Gives Voters Back Their Voice on Abortion Policy

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (November 4, 2014) – David Fowler, President of The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT), issued a statement in response to the passage of Amendment 1: Today is a great victory for the people of Tennessee, who have reclaimed from our state Supreme Court their right to have a voice on abortion policy […]

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FACT President Responds to Supreme Court’s Refusal to Review Same-Sex Marriage

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (October 6, 2014) —The following statement can be attributed to David Fowler, the President of The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT): We find it incredible that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused today to accept review of the marriage cases currently before it, while knowing that these cases present one of the […]

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FACT Responds to President’s Executive Order Regarding Federal Government Contractors

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (July 21, 2014) —David Fowler, President of The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT), issued a statement in response to President Obama issuing an executive order mandating that all federal contractors and subcontractors make “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” a protected status in the workplace: Today the President continued his assault on religious […]

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Statement by FACT President on the Hobby Lobby Win

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (June 30, 2014) —David Fowler, President of The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT), issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court decision to rule in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties 5-4. Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is a great day for religious liberty in our country. The […]

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Statement by FACT President on Amici Brief on Behalf of Legislators Supporting Marriage

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (May 15, 2014) —David Fowler, President of The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT), issued a statement in response to the filing yesterday in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals of an Amici Curiae brief in support of Tennessee’s marriage laws by Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of certain Tennessee state legislators: In […]

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FACT Responds to U.S. Judge Trauger’s Ruling Ordering TN to Recognize 3 Same-Sex Marriages

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (March 14, 2014) —David Fowler, President of The Family Action Council of Tennessee, issued a statement in response to today’s decision by  U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger ordering the State of Tennessee to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples while their lawsuit against the state advances through the federal courts: While today’s […]

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February FACT Forum Discusses Link Between Pornography and Sex Trafficking in TN

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (February 19, 2014) —Tiffany Leeper, a nationally known advocate for the more than one million children worldwide who have been enslaved by the $35 billion pornography and sex trafficking industries—including minors in Memphis, Nashville, and some rural Tennessee counties—is the featured speaker at the West Tennessee FACT Forum on Thursday, Feb. 27, in […]

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Statement on Sponsors’ Decision to Postpone Action on SB 2566

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (February 19, 2014) —The following statement was made by David Fowler, president of The Family Action Council of Tennessee, regarding the decision this week by the sponsors of Senate Bill (SB) 2566 not to proceed with the bill. SB 2566 would have prohibited the government from forcing religious organizations and business owners to […]

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Statement on Introduction of Senate Bill 2566

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (February 14, 2014) —David Fowler, president of The Family Action Council of Tennessee, has issued the following statement regarding the introduction of Senate Bill (SB) 2566 (House Bill 2467) in the General Assembly.  SB 2566 is intended to prohibit government from forcing religious organizations and business owners to participate in certain activities in […]

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Statement on Return of ‘Sex Week’ at UT Knoxville

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (January 29, 2014) —David Fowler, president of The Family Action Council of Tennessee, issued this statement regarding the return of “Sex Week” at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. His remarks address the relationship of promoting unbounded promiscuity as a means to stop acts of rape and violence on college campuses. Fowler stated: […]