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FACT President to Join Lineup of Speakers at October’s TN Eagle Forum Event

FACT President David Fowler will be one of the 16 speakers featured at the Tennessee Eagle Forum’s 2017 On Eagle’s Wings Biennial Conference on October 7th at Embassy Suites in Cool Springs in Franklin, Tenn. The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with an optional banquet starting at 6:00 p.m. William Federer is the banquet speaker. David’s topic is “Reminding Courts of Their Impotence.” The biennial conference is always excellent.

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Nashville Council Issues Biblical Manifesto on Sexuality

The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) issued a statement Tuesday that clearly establishes the biblical standard for human sexuality. This is particularly welcome in light of so many Christian leaders either equivocating on or outright affirming the homosexual and transgender lifestyle.

The “Nashville Statement,” as it has been labeled by CBMW, approaches a very sensitive matter in our culture today with love and mercy, yet from a sound historical and biblical perspective. Additionally, given the readability of the document, it can be used by the average lay person who wants a better understanding of these key biblical principles. The CBMW is to be commended for taking on this task.

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What Will Happen With the Controversial TN Capitol Statue?

In light of the violent protests this past weekend in Charlottesville, Va., by white supremacists and this Monday’s protest by Moral Movement Tennessee concerning controversial symbols of the Confederacy at the state Capitol, Gov. Bill Haslam is recommending the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust housed there.

Along with being a military strategist and Confederate general born in Middle Tennessee, Forrest was, at one time, a Ku Klux Klan leader and that fact has incited some. Later, however, Forrest renounced the KKK and advocated for “social and political advancement for blacks.”

Removal of the bust requires two-thirds approval of the Tennessee Historical Commission. The first call to remove the statue came in 2015 after the Charleston, S.C., shooting, but the Legislature responded last year by passing the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act, which makes it more difficult to remove statues or rename streets dedicated to controversial figures from public property.

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Knoxville Man Creates Bracelets to Support Local Police

After a plaque displaying Romans 8:31 was removed from the Knoxville Police Department in response to complaints from Freedom From Religion Foundation, Knoxvillian Ryan Hudson created rubber bracelets displaying the Bible verse to sell to the public. The bracelets were sold for $1 each and sales went to a charity that supports the Knoxville Police Department. “They can take down a sign, but they can’t destroy our beliefs,” Hudson said on Facebook.

Demand for the bracelets has been higher than expected. So far, Hudson has sold 700 of them and has been able to donate $400 to benefit the Knoxville Police Department. Currently, Hudson is not taking any more orders for the bracelets but said he will post information on extras and how to get them on Facebook.

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