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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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Challenging Roe v. Wade with the Constitution

Last week the Tennessee Senate’s Judiciary Committee heard two days of testimony regarding a proposed amendment to a “heartbeat” bill.

The amendment would directly challenge the United States Supreme Court’s 14th Amendment abortion jurisprudence that denies any rights to the unborn child by banning abortion after life in the womb is detected. But the amendment was based on the power of states under the Ninth Amendment to make more secure the “other rights” not enumerated in Constitution.

The testimony was clear and un-rebutted—those other rights are our common law rights, and at common law, the right to life, even in the mother’s womb, was absolute unless forfeited by a due process of law.

This new legal theory creating a conflict between the Ninth and 14 Amendments could provide the challenge that overturns Roe v. Wade.


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Pray for Tennessee Legislation Concerning Unborn Babies

This week, the Tennessee Senate’s Judiciary Committee heard two days of testimony on the fetal heartbeat bill passed by the House last spring. Many citizens responded to the hearings by contacting the committee members, urging them to recommend to their Senate colleagues the rewritten version of the House bill.

But they can’t do that until the legislature reconvenes in January. Then the committee can decide whether to recommend the bill to the full Senate or suggest a different bill. When that time comes, the voices of pro-life Tennesseans will need to be heard again.

If you want to know what you can do now, please pray that the members of this committee will have the information, wisdom, and courage they need to make sure the Volunteer State does its part to protect the unborn from conception to live birth.


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Taking on the Abortion Giant

Next week the Tennessee Senate’s Judiciary Committee will hear testimony on a “fetal heartbeat” bill. The focus will be the bill’s constitutionality. Under the precedent of Roe v. Wade, the answer is clearly no.

But Roe’s constitutional reasoning has been sharply criticized from the beginning by liberal and conservative lawyers. Surprisingly, in 46 years, no state has passed a bill that directly attacks Roe’s foundations. For 46 years, the Court has not been forced to reexamine Roe’s reasoning.

So, the real question these senators must answer is whether it’s time to stop cowering before the U.S. Supreme Court by attacking Roe in roundabout ways and pass a bill that forces the issue. Roe seems like a giant to overcome, but God has used His people to slay giants before. It’s time we take on the giant.


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What’s With the Minimum Wage?

What is the real deal in the fight between U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Rashida Tlaib over how the minimum wage should go?

It’s not just money. What they really question is whether our governmental system that allows for free enterprise has run its course and new structures are needed for American society.

But, biblically, the problem isn’t free enterprise; it is lack of contentment. And this is an issue of the heart that no law can remedy. Paul put the remedy this way in 1 Timothy 6:6, “Godliness with contentment is great gain.”

True godliness brings contentment, and here is a wealth that satisfies. As Solomon said, “Those who attain to such wisdom will find it better than rubies, and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.”


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Why Ban Online Ministers?

Attorneys in Tennessee are having a hard time convincing a federal judge that Tennessee’s new law banning ministers with online ordinations from solemnizing marriage is constitutional.

To be constitutional, the state must prove some rational basis for the ban. And though many think online ordinations are not real compared to the credentials provided by recognized religions like Christianity, Islam, or Judaism, the judge says the state has not provided a good reason for the ban.

But how can there be? According to the U.S. Supreme Court, marriage is just a social construct we make up instead of a real thing. But if marriage is a made-up thing, why can’t the qualifications for ministers officiating a marriage be a made-up thing, too? As Francis Schaeffer said, when we remove God from our thinking, we eliminate the basis for human rationality.


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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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