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While sex clubs are legal in Davidson County, Metro's zoning ordinance only permits them in areas zoned industrial — with some restrictions, such as being more than 1, feet from a school, a proscription passed by the General Assembly when TSC announced its move to Madison — and the Lentz Drive property is zoned for office use.
The owners of TSC, thus, came up with an ingenious solution: they said that the club is a church, chartering it under the name Freedom 4 All Inc. On a recent visit, however, Metro Codes inspectors said the congregation was in full swing. So to speak.
According to affidavits filed with a request for an injunction, two codes inspectors visited Lentz Drive around p. March After briefly chatting with a man traveling through town on business who told them he found the club by Googling "Swingers Clubs in Nashville," the inspectors and other patrons were permitted to go into a ly restricted area, consisting of a dozen or so rooms, each with a bed or chaise longue.
One of the rooms — labeled "choir" — included furniture with restraints and at least two others had "partial walls" which allowed for spectators to see what was going on inside. The two codes inspectors reported numerous instances of sexual activity and, in fact, took cell phone photos of at least one couple engaging various activities these photos were not included with the affidavits. Throughout the process, TSC's long-time attorney, Larry Roberts, has asserted that by simply claiming to be a church, it was a church and that courts have routinely ruled in tennessee sex club of religious groups even with idiosyncratic beliefs.
Roberts, according to a Washington Post analysisis overstating the permissiveness of the courts with regards to religious practice. One of the things courts examine in these sorts of cases — there have been instances, for example, of people saying that marijuana is an essential part of their faith — is whether the belief is long-standing or doctrinal.
Nashville officials are trying again to shutter the social club, which incorporated as a church to dodge the city's zoning laws.
In the case of marijuana use, for instance, a Rastafarian was permitted to keep his pipe and pot, whereas a couple in New Mexico which simply claimed religion in an effort to dodge federal drug trafficking laws, lost on appeal, in which now-Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch said the couple was simply running a commercial enterprise with a religious front.
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