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The Biblical Case Against the Death Penalty, From a Former Supporter
Originally Posted: 08/07/2014 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Because I spent the majority of my life being in favor of capital punishment I know the arguments. I know the reasoning, and I understand the Scriptures used to support that view. ... the arguments for an alte ...

No Time for the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

By all accounts, Clayton Lockett did a terrible thing. ... Some might even say that Clayton Lockett got what he deserved for his crime. But was what the state of Oklahoma did on Monday really about Clayton Loc ...

Tennessee Death Row Inmates Invite Governor to Pray With Them
Originally Posted: 04/26/2014 - 8:25pm | Type: Blog

Last week, the men on Tennessee’s death row, four of whom have scheduled execution dates in the near future, invited Gov. Bill Haslam, the man who signs the death warrants, to join them for prayer ...

84-year-old Nun Gets 35 Months for Breaking into Nuclear Facility
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly three years in prison on Tuesday for breaking into a Tennessee nuclear facility in July 2012. An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly ...

Serpent Handler-TV Star Has New Cause: Religious Liberty
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

Officials from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency raided the Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollete last Thursday and seized 53 venomous snakes — including timber rattlesnakes, copperheads, and several exo ...

Shariah 101: What Is It and Why Do States Want to Ban It?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 5:13pm | Type: Blog

North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill to prohibit judges from considering “foreign laws” in their decisions, but nearly everyone agrees that “foreign laws” really means Shariah, or Islamic law. ...

Filmmaker Switches Sides, Now Opposes Mosque
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 9:25am | Type: Blog

An outspoken supporter of a planned mosque that has sparked opposition in Murfreesboro, Tenn., has switched sides and joined the anti-Islam movement. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An outspo ...

Young Snake Handlers Grasp the Power of Faith
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

Hamblin, 21, pastor of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., is part of a new generation of serpent-handling Christians who are revitalizing a century-old faith tradition in Tennessee. ...

Legal Action Brings Tennessee Mosque Construction to Standstill
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

Judge rules to halt construction on a Tennessee mosque. CNN  reports: The long-running battle between a Tennessee Muslim community and its critics over a new mosque to ...