FACT believes in equipping Tennesseans and their public officials to promote and defend a culture that values the traditional family, for the sake of the common good.
FACT recognizes and honors the intrinsic value of all human life. The law should protect the life of every person—no matter how old, young or disabled. Over the past few decades some in our culture have waged war on human life: legalizing abortion in Roe v. Wade, destroying human embryos in the name of scientific research, and seeking to legalize “mercy” killing.
Rather than marriage being purely a social construct to be scrapped as society changes, marriage is the name that has been given to a life-long, sexually exclusive relationship between one man and one woman.
If we take a sweeping look over the history of civilization, we will find that the family has always been the foundation of societies. Noted historians Will and Ariel Durant have said, “The family is the nucleus of civilization.”
Sexuality and Gender Identity
Though our culture is currently debating gender dystopia, “transgenderism,” “gender-neutral” pronouns, and the fluidity of gender expression in order to legitimize and legislate gender definitions that are not concurrent with Scripture, the Bible makes it very clear at the beginning of God’s Word in Genesis that He made us “male and female” (Genesis 1:27).
FACT supports the rights of parents to determine how and what their children will be taught, and to shape the environment in which they will receive their education. Additionally, teachers shape the thinking of children for a lifetime and are entrusted by parents to model the critical thinking and spirit of free inquiry needed to succeed in the world.
Over the last century our religious freedom has come under attack from those who either misunderstand or distort our founders’ writings. This small minority asserts that government should promote secular thought—which, ironically, is just as much a worldview as any other religion.
The actions of individuals determine the state of our culture as a whole. FACT is committed to helping Tennesseans develop a strong, biblical worldview that can be applied in the real world.