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The Family Action Council Of Tennessee Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Family Services, Human Services

Mission: To equip tennesseans and their public officials to effectively promote and defend a culture that values the traditional family, for the sake of the common good.

Programs: Fact conducted seven community legislative briefings across the state to educate the general public on family-related issues pending before the state general assembly. Fact also maintained a legislative status page on the fact web site that provided a general description and current status of pending legislation. In addition fact also conducted three post session legislative wrap-up briefings to explain to constituents what had happened on the legislation covered in the earlier briefings. Fact conducted three five hour "stand for truth" educational seminars, one in clarksville, one in knoxville, and one in memphis. Stand for truth seminars provide citizens with the tools they need to engage others on family and religious liberty issues. The seminar helps attendees apply a christian worldview in their communities. These seminars provide training on connecting social issues to fiscal issues, effective communication techniques, responding to church-state issues, effective communications with legislators and ways in which they can encourage others to become better informed and more engaged. Fact also published a monthly print newsletter that was mailed to approximately 2000 of our most active supporters each month. This newsletter highlighted issues of high importance to those concerned about the family and religious liberty. Religious freedom issues continued to be of great concern and in 2014 fact conducted two special briefings for pastors in chattanooga and nashville on issues specifically related to religious freedom. These included a special speaker, joel oster, then serving as an attorney with alliance defending freedom. Fact published 49 editions of a weekly electronic newsletter, five minutes for families, reaching on average around 17,000 people per edition and providing commentary and summaries of the latest news stories involving cultural and policy issues in tennessee and across the nation related to family and religious liberty issues. Fact also sent out several dozen additional electronic communications containing announcements and updates on events and various issues. In addition to the electronic newsletter, fact produced 52 editions of the fact report, a weekly radio news and commentary piece that is available both online and also heard on radio networks reaching 70 of tennessee's 95 counties. Fact also conducted a series of 11 forums in memphis, nashville, and chattanooga with a cross section of guest speakers covering a diverse range of topics including: pornography and sex trafficking; health care reform in tennessee; religious liberty in the military; tennessee adoption laws; protecting marriages; and candidate forums. Fact also provide a web-based 501(c)(3) compliant candidate survey in which candidates for state legislative office were asked whether they were in support of, opposition to, or undecided about various potential legislative issues on a broad range of subjects. This was promoted to our constituency through emails and a social media campaign. Fact's president also conducted a number of interviews on various issues for print, electronic, and television media across the state.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

7 Aaron23

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT, an oxymoronic acronym if I ever heard one) is travesty of an organization. They claim to stand for family values and improving family functionality, health and safety and all that, but my experience of them is that they are deceitful, intolerant, exclusive, and most of all, promoters of hatred.

Recently, FACT teamed up with David Fowler to lobbied against a piece a legislature that requires vendors to the municipal government in Nashville to sign a non-discrimination affidavit (towards LGBT folk). FACT with other silent organizations to get TN state legislators to ratify a blanket policy, articulating that individual municipalities in TN (like nashville or any other city) cannot diverge from state regulations for small business; in other words, since the state doesn't have a non-discrimination policy towards LGBT folk, neither can Nashville.

Ostensibly, this policy was passed to help small businesses adhere to state regulations, if that was actually the case, why was FACT involved at all? What do they have to state regulations? Nothing. Absolutely, positively nothing.

From what I've read and talked to people from FACT, they're main concern is that people of alternative lifestyles aren't corrupting their children or business. That basically, LGBT folk are degenerates of society.

How can they call themselves a Family Action Council when they promote hate for other people, instead of love and acceptance? All I can say is that I will never, ever give a dime to these people, recommend volunteering for them or do it myself. While I believe they do some good with food drives and other charitable givings, I would also be able to, in the same breath, bless Stalin's dictatorship for taking care of people who agreed with him - forget the hundreds of thousands of people he killed. Promoting hate and intolerance, in my mind is the same.

Until FACT seriously revamps its message, I will campaign against them, and continue to advise anyone who reads this review to please think twice before offering your time, talents or capital to these people.

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