MADISON, Tenn. -- A group of Tennessee developers blocked from building a sex club next door to a Christian school has found a loophole allowing them to re-label the club as a church.
CBS affiliate WTVF reports that developers fought for months to open a swinger's club in a vacant building next to Goodpasture Christian School in Madison, about 8 miles north of downtown Nashville. The city council quickly passed a zoning amendment blocking the plans. But developers filed a new set of plans asking permission to renovate the building as a church. The plans were approved.
Goodpasture's president says the plans are identical, but a room once labeled "the dungeon" is labeled a "choir room" and a former "game room" a "fellowship hall."
Under city codes, before opening for business, the club will have to prove worship is actually taking place.
WTVF reports that recently filed documents with the Metro Codes Administration show the group "Freedom 4 All, Inc" now plans to renovate the building to be a church called the United Fellowship Center. A Google search of United Fellowship Center Nashville takes you to The Social Club's website.