A football on a field
September 17th, 2019

The ‘character coach’ for a high school football team in Tennessee is in hot water after he baptized two players on the football field. The school district says no laws were violated, but the Freedom From Religion Foundation says it’s a blatant violation of the separation of church and state. Continue reading

Protesters at Tennessee abortion ban hearing
August 29th, 2019

A proposed ‘near-total’ abortion ban in Tennessee has some surprising opponents- Republicans. Seeing similar bills fail to hold up in court in other states, some Republican lawmakers worry the bill would inevitably be overturned and would only be a massive waste of time and taxpayer money. Continue reading

Online ordination in Tennessee
June 24th, 2019

America was founded largely on the idea that people should feel free to worship as they see fit, and Tennessee’s attempt to curtail these rights for ULCM ministers simply because they became ordained and congregate via the internet is illegal and unconscionable. To that effect, the ULCM has filed a lawsuit against the state of Tennessee. Continue reading

Gay couple adopting a child
April 8th, 2019

Adoption agencies in Tennessee may soon be allowed to prevent same-sex couples from adopting a child from their system if it conflicts with the organization’s religious beliefs. Continue reading

no gays allowed sign
June 12th, 2018

A Tennessee store owner took a stand against gay rights by putting up a “No Gays Allowed” sign. After a photo of the sign was posted online, it quickly became the top trending topic on Twitter, and was seen by millions around the globe. Continue reading

Atheist card
March 14th, 2018

An atheist politician running for office in a Bible Belt state was labeled as “radical” and a “dangerous extremist” by her opponents. Learn what she did that was so alarming. Continue reading

October 23rd, 2015

A Tennessee state lawmaker is introducing a bill to ban the teaching of “religious doctrine” in public schools until at least the 10th grade. Representative Sheila Butt’s proposal was created in response to a number of complaints from parents about … Continue reading

ULC ordination now recognized in State of Tennessee
September 25th, 2012

ULC Ordination Status in Tennessee Update: March, 2018 — We’ve heard reports that some county clerks in Tennessee are rejecting the ordinations of Universal Life Church ministers. If you have personally encountered any difficulties with a county clerk in Tennessee, … Continue reading

September 4th, 2012

The Hamilton County, Tennessee prayer dispute has taken yet another twist with a Jewish rabbi’s withdrawal from the list of scheduled County Commission prayer leaders. The rabbi’s withdrawal leaves only one non-Christian–a ULC minister–on the Commission’s list of prayer leaders … Continue reading

July 24th, 2012

A Universal Life Church minister has found himself embroiled in a conflict over prayer in  government in Tennessee. Hamilton County commissioners re-scheduled Eddie Bridges’s invocation from 18 July to 19 November because he sent his request to give a commission … Continue reading