Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee Caves, Says Tennessee Will Invite More Refugees

But, he is up against a buzz saw—likely the most significant “Pocket of Resistance” anywhere in the country.

A what? A pocket of resistance?

That is a term one of Obama’s federal Office of Refugee Resettlement employees used at a 2013 refugee contractor pow-wow in Lancaster, PA to describe the citizens who were asking questions about the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.

I was in the audience and wrote about it here:

[T]he keynote speaker talked about how ‘Welcoming America’was working to get YOUR minds right about your new refugee neighbors (and, they received a federal grant from ORR to do it!).

Originally from Tennessee, David Lubell launched Welcoming America, a non-profit the feds hired to tamp down what they termed as ‘pockets of resistance.’ Lubell was later awarded Obama’s ‘Champion of Change’ award.

Before Susan Downs-Karkos from ‘Welcoming America’ spoke, we had been alerted by the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Director of Placement, Mitiku Ashebir that  (gasp!) “three pockets of resistance against new arrivals” had developed.  He assured the gathering it was not widespread and that Pennsylvania, thankfully, was not one of them.   Drum roll please!  Here are the pockets of resistance and Mr. Ashebir’s brief description of the unwelcoming problems:

New Hampshire—some mayors have problems, said Ashebir

Georgia—budget reductions for some service providers

Tennessee—they want to control arrival numbers!  Imagine that!

As far as I know the resistance in Georgia and New Hampshire has been brought under control by Leftwing refugee industry activists, but they have not been able to quell the rebellion by Tennessee patriots who are hopping mad at the governor for going against the President and saying—send us more poor people from across the world.  (Lee caves here.)

Consequently, see this mornings news about the uprising against the governor, a governor conservatives put their faith in and now feel he has betrayed them.

From the Dailyrollcall.com (every state should have a publication like this one to keep especially your Republicans accountable):

Bill Lee Tithes For the Federal Refugee Resettlement Program With Taxpayer Money

 

Why do millionaires like Bill Lee feel so free to use state tax dollars to live out their personal religious beliefs?

Remember when Bill Lee was campaigning and trying to dazzle gullible voters with his “brilliant” idea for an Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives?

Good ol’ country boy Bill Lee bows to Leftists that run the big urban centers of Tennessee.

Once elected he launched this initiative and it may end up being the vehicle for Bill Lee to funnel more state dollars to pad the pocketbooks of federal refugee contractors and other groups that want to get into the lucrative refugee resettlement business.

In fact, Bill Lee told us as much while he was on the campaign trail:

My wife has worked in a ministry that serves Kurdish refugees, I’ve been to Kurdistan and served with refugees from ISIS in refugee camps,” Lee replied. “I believe that the work of nonprofits is powerful and important, and that’s what this is about. And I am a Christian, so my experiences and my work with non-profits that are doing effective work has been Christian organizations, so that’s what I talk about, because I talk about my experience, and I will support works that are doing, meeting some of the greatest challenges in our community that I believe government shouldn’t meet, it’s not the role of government to do that. But it is the role of the nonprofit community and I would encourage that kind of work, for sure.”

But he might just use the government to provide the greenbacks – we’ll get to that in a minute.

So why is anyone surprised that when offered, he jumped at the chance to say “YES!” I want to put Tennessee back into the refugee resettlement program!!!

And because of the 50-100 mile placement rules from the four urban centers where the federal resettlement contractor offices are located, when he consented for Tennessee, he pretty much put every county in the state up for grabs.

Please continue reading, and then see this….

Judith Clerjeune an immigrant activist in TN is thrilled with the governor. But you can bet they still won’t vote for him next time around. https://www.tnimmigrant.org/judith

Conservatives in Tennessee who put Bill Lee in office get a lump of coal for Christmas while the radical left TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) congratulates it’s lobbying effort on the consent push:

“We thank Governor Lee for his moral clarity and leadership in making his decision today…‘Refugee communities across Tennessee have played a powerful role in defending not only the resettlement program but the values and aspirations of this country’, said TIRRC Policy Officer Judith Clerjeune. ‘We will continue to work with refugee leaders and partner agencies to advocate for a robust and generous resettlement program.”’

During Bill Lee’s campaign his first major policy initiative was his “Roadmap for Rural Tennessee” which he highlighted by riding around on a tractor and talking about “his farming roots” and about how Tennessee is just one generation away from losing this way of life.

Not sure what happened to all that rural love, because what we have now, is the rural governor scrooging Tennessee’s rural counties in deference to the urban-based federal contractor resettlement agencies.

Read it all here.

As of this writing, Lee’s ‘welcome refugees’ letter is not on file at the US State Department.  See if your governor is here.

The nine federal refugee contractors salaried workers are working day and night to get those consents into the State Department by Christmas.  Therefore….

Shame on You if You Don’t Take 15 Minutes to Do This!

 

World Relief and ‘Evangelical’ Group Send Misleading Letters to 15 Governors

Sometimes ‘Christians’ don’t tell the whole truth!

Yesterday I reported on the Religious Left’s ongoing campaign to pressure governors to oppose the President on one of the President’s most important 2016 campaign promises—to reduce the flow of ‘refugees’ from around the globe to your towns.

The Christian Post alerted us to a series of letters to governors of 15 states in which one of the nine federal resettlement contractors***, World Relief, teamed up with a Far Left religious extremist activist group connected to George Soros—the Evangelical Immigration Table.  See also here.

Scott Arbeiter is the President of World Relief which received $43 million in federal grants and contracts in 2018. 67% of its entire budget is taxpayer funded.

You can find the letters here, see if your governor got one, but even more importantly see if you can identify those who signed the deceptive letter in your state!

The Tennessee-based Dailyrollcall.com noted a common talking point (found in the boiler-plate letters) that the contractors and their friends often cite—they claim no refugee has killed an American in an act of terrorism (on our soil).  LOL! See how they use weasel words!

In 2010 a Somali refugee was arrested (he got 30 years) for planning to bomb the Portland, OR Christmas tree lighting ceremony. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/2010/11/30/oregon-christmas-tree-bomber-was-a-refugee/

Well, they sure as hell tried!

What they don’t tell you is that many were apprehended before they accomplished the deed, others tried and failed, and many others committed some heinous crimes.

(I just checked my crimes category and see that I have over 2,000 posts about refugee crimes archived here.)

What do these three featured by the Dailyrollcall.com have in common?

Yup! Refugees who killed people on American soil.

This is what Dailyrollcall.com said about them and the so-called Tennessee evangelicals:

Religious moralizing by Tennessee evangelicals doesn’t cut it either. In a cleverly worded letter to Governor Lee they state that “since the Refugee Act of 1980, no refugee resettled to the U.S. has taken a single American life in an act of terrorism.”

According to these compassionate Christians, it’s not good enough that the victim(s) attacked is severely injured; they have to actually die and it has to be labeled “terrorism” for it to matter.

Two years ago, Sudanese refugee Emanuel Samson, shot up a church in Nashville, killing Melanie Crow and injuring seven other worshippers.

In 2011, Omar Mohamed Kalmio, a Minnesota Somali refugee, murdered 4 people in North Dakota. This was after he and a group of Somali men had knife attacked a man in Minneapolis five years earlier.

In 2008 Esar Met, a Burmese Muslim refugee raped and murdered a young Burmese Christian refugee girl in Salt Lake City.

Much more here.

And here is the letter that World Relief  (Form 990 here) and the ‘Evangelical’ Immigration Table sent to Republican Governor Lee.   Be sure to find your state letter here.  Find out who in your state is working to change America by changing the people.

***For new readers these (below) are the nine federally-funded refugee contractors that monopolize all refugee placement in America.  For decades they have decided in secrecy where to place refugees and they don’t want to lose that power because even as they pontificate about their religious convictions and humanitarian zeal, they are Leftwing political groups working to change America by changing the people and using your money to do it!

 

Here (below) are the over 600 who signed the Tennessee letter to Republican Governor Lee.

True evangelicals will quickly notice that large numbers of those who signed are not evangelicals.

I’m wondering if you Tennesseans know these political activists who are asking your Republican governor to oppose President Trump.  I’m betting that these are all hardcore Democrats, so why would a Republican governor listen to them?

Let me know if you see any on this list who are fans of the President and America First.   And, is your church listed?

James Allman, Pastor, Christ City Church, Memphis
Rev. Andrew Arp, Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, Nashville
Rev. Jeremiah Bauer, Pastor, Gateway Community Church, Franklin
Andrew Beach, Pastor, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Elijah Berry, Pastor, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Rev. Barrett Bowden, Senior Pastor, Island Community Church, Memphis
Danny Bryant, Senior Pastor, St. Mary of Bethany Parish, Nashville
Jamin Carter, Pastor, Christ City Church, Memphis
Jathaniel Cavitt, Senior Pastor, Colonial Park UMC, Memphis
Ali Chambers, Senior Pastor, Mosaic Church, Memphis
JP Conway, Senior Pastor, Acklen Avenue Church of Christ, Nashville
Rev. Keri Cress, Pastor, Hillcrest United Methodist Church, Nashville
Daryl Crouch, Senior Pastor, Green Hill Church, Mount Juliet
Daniel Darling, Pastor, Green Hill Church, Hermitage
Bailee Davis, Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, McMinnville
Marty Duren, Pastor, Green Hill Church, Hermitage
Rev. Chris Eaves, Senior Pastor, Heartsong United Methodist Church, Cordova
Shane England, Senior Pastor, Resonate Church, Nashville
Dr. Brian Fikkert, Senior Pastor, Chattanooga
Heather Fisher, Children’s Pastor, Renewal Church, Cordova
Rev. Betsy Flory, United Church of Christ, Knoxville
Rev. Caleb Frazier, Senior Pastor, United Methodist, Jonesborough
Micah Fries, Senior Pastor, Brainerd Baptist Church, Chattanooga
Thomas Fuerst, Senior Pastor, Bluff City Church, Memphis
Wes Gristy, Rector, Senior Pastor, All Saints Anglican Church, Jackson
Drew Haltom, Executive Pastor, Christ City Church, Memphis
Gus Hernandez Jr., Pastor, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Gallatin
Rev. Travis Hines, Pastor, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Nashville
Cole Huffman, Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Greg Jackson, Senior Pastor, The Table Church Memphis, Memphis
Jason Jones, Senior Pastor, Bartlett UMC, Bartlett
Andrew Keasling, Executive Pastor, Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville
Aaron Kennedy, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jackson
Josh Kilbourne, Senior Pastor, Signal Crest United Methodist Church, Signal Mountain

Ryan Linkous, Senior Pastor, Dalewood Baptist Church, Nashville
Rev. Joseph Maloney, Belmont Church, Nashville
Rev. Amanda Marshall, Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, Nashville
Justin McCain, Pastor, Grace Evangelical Church, Germantown
Brian McCurry, Pastor, Fellowship Memphis, Germantown
Rev. Matthew Miller, Senior Pastor, Woodland Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Timothy Mindemann, Senior Pastor, Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton
Thi Mitsamphanh, Pastor, Lifepoint Church, Murfreesboro
Barry M Morris, Senior Pastor, Christ Community SBC, Memphis
Ken Morris, Pastor, Church of the City, Franklin
Rev. Stephen Morrison, Senior Pastor, Church of the Nazarene, Cookeville
Nathan Parker, Senior Pastor, Woodmont Baptist Church, Nashville
Douglas Renfro, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Jackson
Richard Rieves, Senior Pastor, Downtown Church, Memphis
George Robertson, Senior Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Josh Ross, Senior Pastor, Sycamore View Church, Memphis
Nathan Sawyer, Pastor, Memphis
Justin Sembler, Senior Pastor, All Saints Presbyterian, Memphis
Fred Shackelford IV, Senior Pastor, Ellendale Baptist Church, Bartlett
Caleb Sigler, Pastor, Mosaic Church, Memphis
Rev. Shelby Slowey, Pastor, Brentwood UMC, Brentwood
Abraham Song, Senior Pastor, Germantown Korean Baptist Church, Memphis
Steven Spears, Senior Pastor, New Covenant Church of God, Cleveland
Mason Tanner, Pastor, Cross Point Church, Nashville
Ben Taylor, Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis
Dr. Kennon Vaughan, Senior Pastor, Harvest Church, Germantown
Justin Wainscott, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jackson
Ronda Waters, Pastor, New Song Nashville, Franklin
Micah Whitaker, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jackson
Rev. Sammy Wood, Senior Pastor, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Nashville
Jeremy Wright, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Baptist Fellowship, Memphis
Zachary Young, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jackson
Laura Adkins, Director of Worship and Young Adults, Grace Church of the Nazarene,
Nashville
Maria Aguiar, Incarceration Catholic Church, Collierville
Andrew Allen, Missionary, The Church at Woodbine, Brentwood
Arthur Alligood, Springfield
Michelle Allmon, First Baptist Alcoa, Alcoa
Grace Alms, New City Fellowship, Chattanooga
Rachel Alms, Crosspoint Church, Dickson
Ashley Anderson, Maryville
Rachel Anderson, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Patrick Andrews, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville
Laura Andrews, Nashville
Jordan Arellano, Global Missions Committee Member, Christ City Church, Memphis
Scott Arnwine, Memphis
Sydney Ashby, All Saints Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Leah Augustine, Nazarene, Ashland City
Emily Ausmus, Johnson City

Joel Avila, Church of the Redeemer, Franklin
Jessica Bailey, Chattanooga
Thomas Bailey, Minister, Nashville
Kori Bailey, Brentwood
Andrew Baker, Nashville
David Ball, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Andrea Bangean, Gallatin
Janna Barber, Christian, Knoxville
Liz Barnard, Groups Director, Cross Point Church, Nashville
Christina Barnes, Guest Experience Director, Cross Point Church, Nashville
Jenny Barrett, Sycamore View Church of Christ, Memphis
Corbin Barron, Ethos, Nashville
Lina Bates, Hope Church, Collierville
Ashley Bauer, Gateway Community Church, Franklin
Cassidy Beam, Forest Hills Baptist Church, Franklin
Abby Bell Harville, Church of Christ, LaVergne
Kelsey Berry, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Dylan Bhakta, Memphis
Ashley Black, Resurrection Church, Chattanooga
Will Blanchard, Memphis
Tess Blaugrund, Bellevue Baptist, Memphis
Brittany Boeninghaus, Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Gallatin
Rachael Boer, First Evangelical Church Memphis, Germantown
Katelyn Bolinsky, Student, Calvary Baptist Church, Knoxville
Janean Bollinger, Antioch
Chalise Bondurant, First Evangelical Church Memphis, Bartlett
Bethany Bordeaux, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Nashville
Tika Bordelon, Please Select, Seattle
Meredith Boulden, Be the Bridge to Racial Unity, Memphis
Christina Bouler, Welcome House Knoxville, Knoxville
Michelle Bowden, Island Community Church, Memphis
John Mark Bowers, New City Fellowship, Chattanooga
Hannah Brandon, Maryville
Bethany Brashier, Cordova
Lauren Brewer, ICC, Memphis
Amy Briwn, New City East Lake, East Ridge
Richard Broadhurst, Siloam Family Health Center, Nashville
Barbara Brock, St Barnabas, Jefferson City
Travis Brooker, Woodmont Baptist, Nashville
Sarah Brown, Clarksville
Emily Brown, Redeemer Baptist Fellowship, Memphis
Bailey Brown, TrekX, Antioch
David Brumfield, Collierville
Justine Brunett, Unashamed Church Memphis, Memphis
Tiffany Bukowski, Memphis
Alicia Bunch, Nashville
Evan Burcham, SBC, Columbia
Elliott Burgess, World Relief/Connect Language Center, Savannah
David Burgess, Gracepoint Church, Savannah

Tenika Burgess, River Community Church, Cookeville
Kathy Byrd, Highpoint, Bartlett
Russell Byrd, Bartlett
Kathleen Caldwell, I attend Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, Smyrna
Alayna Cameron, Mosaic Church Memphis, Memphis
Lee Camp, Professor of Theology & Ethics, Lipscomb University, Nashville
Noel Campagna, Franklin
Jennifer Campbell, All Saints Presbyterian, Memphis
Erin Campbell, Powell
Olivia Cantrell, Second Pres, Memphis
Katelyn Carlson, New City East Lake, Chattanooga
Patrick Carmichael, Board Member, Welcome House Knoxville
Lisa Carner, Germantown
Jan Carrier, First Evangelical Church Memphis, Cordova
Tiffany Carter, Germantown
Connie Cavett, Chattanooga
Lori Chaffer, St Mary of Bethany, Nashville
Ashley Chambless, Trinity Church Spring Hill, Spring Hill
Amy Chandler, Englewood Baptist Church, Medina
Sarah Chandler, Journey Church, Nashville
Rutherford Charlot, Saint Albans
Rebecca Cherman, Nashville
Alex Chinn, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Zack Church, Nazarene, Nashville
Dalton Church, Nashville
Treble Cierpke, Hermitage
Kathryn Clancy, Woodland Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Dr. Anderson Clark, Hermitage
Morgan Clouse, Church at 8th Avenue South, Nashville
Kelly Coblentz, Ekklesia, Soddy Daisy
Susan Coker, Baptist, Nolensville
Mollie Comer, Jacks Creek Church of Christ, Henderson
Kim Cook, Co-Founder, Bridgetown Ventures, Memphis
Ashton Cope, Harvest Church, Memphis
Andy Cornett, Signal Mountain
Analise Cox, Ministerial Assistant, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova
Maria Cox, Preschool Coordinator, First Evangelical Church, Germantown
Sarah Beth Crabtree, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knoxville
Susan Crawford, Christ for the Nations, Antioch
Kennedy Crider, Nashville
Adney Cross, Knoxville
Christina Crutchfield, Young Adults/ Singles Coordinator, Mosaic Church Memphis
Brookelyn Culley, Memphis
Richard Dalton, Education Director, World Relief, Memphis
Hope Dalton, Memphis
Dawn Dalton, First Evangelical Church, Cordova
Katelyn Dalton, First Evangelical Church, Collierville
Demarious Danovi, Bartlett
Joy Davidson Young, Chattanooga

Megan Davis, Nashville
Rachel Davis, First Presbyterian Church of Nashville, Nashville
Bailee Davis, Nazarene Church, McMinnville
Mary Kathryn Davis, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Jennifer Davis, International Operations Ministries, Knoxville
John Dawidow, World Relief, Memphis
Alix de Witt, Downtown Church, Memphis
Taylor Debbie, Church if the Redeemer, Nashville
Dustin Desheles, Siloam Health, Nashville
Chris Devine, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Emily DeVore, Nazarene, Madison
Morgan Dewbre, The Mission Chattanooga, Chattanooga
Jennifer Dickson, Christian Church, Memphis
Sarah Dingus, Johnson City
Patrick Donahue, Providence Reformed Presbyterian, Bartlett
Madeline Dormois, First Evan, Memphis
Nancy Dunn, Central Baptist Bearden, Knoxville
Abigail Duren, Nashville
Sonya Duren, Green Hill Church, Hermitage
Sami Durham, Nashville
Aaron Earls, Murfreesboro
Joy Eastridge, RN Parish Nurse, First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Kingsport
Melanie Eby, Mennonite Central Committee, Nashville
Stephanie Edwards, First Baptist Church Lawrenceburg
Shelley Ellis, PCA, Brentwood
Loye Ellsworth, Church, Memphis
Cynthia Eschbach, Evangel Church, Memphis
Kari Essenpreis, Redeemer Church Hendersonville
Anna Evans, Memphis
Brandon Ezell, Memphis
Kellen Farmer, All Saints Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Annalyse Faulk, Christ City Church, Memphis
Susan Fendley, Central Baptist Church, Bearden, Knoxville
Darlene Ferrell, Brighton
Kate Ferrell, Siloam Health, Nashville
Sydney Ferrell, Volunteer Coordinator, Cross Point Church, Nashville
Jill Fikkert, Director of Nursing, New City Fellowship, PCA, Chattanooga
Anna Fikkert, Chattanooga
Rachel Finkenstaedt, Harvest Church, Memphis
William Fite, Eastside Community Church, Germantown
Liz Forb, Memphis
Bailee Ford, Crosspoint, Nashville
Kelly Ford, Memphis
Ernie Ford, South Harriman Baptist Church, Harriman
Sarah Michelle Forlines, Memphis
Nancy Foster, Second Presbyterian, Memphis
Barbara Fox, Gallatin
James Franks, Freed-Hardeman University, Savannah
Vicki Frazier, First Evangelical Church, Memphis

Emily Frazier, Fellowship Memphis
Laura Frederick, Lookout Mtn Presbyterian
Victoria Fuentes, World Relief Memphis
Lynette Fullner, Renewal Memphis, Bartlett
Kara Gahagen, City Church, Chattanooga
Seleena Gaither, Memphis
Sarah Galbreath, Cookeville
Ashley Gallion, Island Community Church, Memphis
Chad Garber, Jonesborough
Katherine Gaushell, Highpoint Church, Germantown
Charles Gaushell, Germantown
Mary-Katherine Gaushell, Germantown
Almaz Gemechu, Director, Refugee/International Ministry, Cedar Springs Presbyterian
Church, Knoxville
Lori Giblin, Missions Team Member, Redeemer Church, Old Hickory
Bailey Gilbert, Operations Manager, World Relief Memphis
Luanne Gillock, Memphis
RR Girdler, Jr, Forest Hills Baptist Church, Franklin
Emily Gnetz, Immanuel Baptist Church, Nashville
Nina Goad, Nashville
Sarah Gong, Christ Community Church, Memphis
Sierra Gonzalez, Otter Creek Church of Christ, Nashville
Mallory Gordon, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knoxville
Annie Gorman, Cordova
Mitch Goskie, Elder, Midtown Fellowship, Nashville
Rachel Green, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Cordova
Anastasia Green, World Relief Memphis, Memphis
Susan Greenhut, Midtown Fellowship, Nashville
Larissa Gregory, Renewal Church, Memphis
Kendall Griffin, Su Casa Family Ministries, Memphis
Mary Grimm, Christ Presbyterian/Nashville Neighbors Siloam Health, Nashville
Kayla Grimmett, Fellowship, Memphis
Josie Grooms, Memphis Teacher Residency, Memphis
Casey Grooms, Mosaic Church – Memphis
Catherine Gross, World Relief Memphis
Andy Gross, World Relief Memphis
Laura Guthrie, Concord West Hills, Knoxville
Tim Haley, The Mission Chattanooga, Chattanooga
Camille Hallstrom, Professor, Chattanooga
Laura Haltom, Christ City Church, Memphis
Taylor Hamblin, Island Community Church, Memphis
Isabel Hampton, Chattanooga
Ben Hancock, Christ City Church, Memphis
John Haney, Hermitage
Jennifer Hanks, Cordova
Leslie Hanson, Kids Director, Cross Point Church, Nashville
Whitney Hardy, Bartlett
Julia Harkins, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Penny Harrington, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Nashville

Chris Harris, Bartlett
Katherine Harwell, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Marialice Hatch, Chattanooga
Rachel Hatfield, World Relief, Memphis
Mary Hawkins, World Relief, Memphis
Allie Haynes, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Mary Elizabeth Haynes, North Shore Fellowship (PCA), Chattanooga
Keith Hays, Church of the City, Franklin
David Heller, Franklin
Dewey Hemphill, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Victoria Henderson, Springfield
Haley Henderson, Island Community Church, Brighton
Selah Hendrickson, Smyrna
Sandi Henry, First United Methodist, Oak Ridge
Lindsay Herrera, Su Casas, Memphis
Wendy Hesselman, Experience Community Church, Murfreesboro
Jean Hewitt, Germantown
Lauren Higdon, Memphis
Stephens Hiland, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville
Alyssa Hillard, Pleasant Grove at College Street, Maryville
Erin Hillis, Memphis
Angela Hodges, Pleasant Grove at College Street, Maryville
Casey Hodges, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Maryville
Robin Hoffecker, Chattanooga
Kimberly Hoffman, Renewal Memphis, Memphis
Joyce Hoffman, Christ Community Church, Memphis
Robert Holder, Missional Community Leader, Resonate Church Nashville, Madison
Christie Holmes, Nashville
Cindy Hood, Director, Welcome House Knoxville, Knoxville
Janet Hood, First Baptist Concord, Lenoir City
Candace Hovater, Blount Community Church, Alcoa
Drew Howerton, Nashville
Josh Hudson, College Director, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Katy Hutson, ACNA, Nashville
Jonathan Ingraham, Director, Chattanooga Fellows Program, Chattanooga
Susan Ishikawa, M.D., World Relief Memphis, Cordova
Rebecca Jarvis, Memphis
Elizabeth Jarvis, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Cayce Jeanes, Mosaic Church, Memphis
Michael Jenkins, Memphis
Leesa Jensen, Memphis
Jarrell Johnson, Island Community Church, Memphis
Lynne Johnson, Voter, Johnson City
Hannah Jones, Collierville
Kacie Jones, Brinkley Heights Baptist Church, Memphis
John Jordan, Cornerstone Church of Knoxville, Lenoir City
Bennett Judkins, United Methodist Church, Cleveland
Katherine Kamin, Redeemer, Nashville
Molly Kanter, Media Production Specialist, Hope Church, Memphis

Lynn Keller, Renewal Memphis, Memphis
Ginger Kelley, Memphis
Sarah Kennedy, Maryville
Elizabeth Killins, Emerging Leader Women’s Director, Downline Ministries, Memphis
Erin Kim, Connect Language Center, Memphis
Emily Kirk, Rolling Hills Community Church, Franklin
Amy Klinefelter, Brentwood
Grace Knight, Second Presbyterian and World Relief Memphis, Memphis
Shannon Kozee, Franklin
Jade Kravat, Trevecca Community Church, Nashville
Cassandra Kruse, Murfreesboro
Carmen LaBerge, ReconnectWithCarmen.com, Kingston Springs
Al Landers, Lakeland
Ann Lankford, Memphis
Brian P Larsen Wells, Priest, All Saints Anglican Church, Jackson
Matt Lattner, Fellowship Memphis, Memphis
Britton Laughlin, Memphis
Rebecca Lavender, Woodmont Hills Church, Brentwood
Sister Mary Lechner, Sisters of Providence, St.Mary of the Woods, Chattanooga
Cute Lee, First International baptist Church, Memphis
Josiah Lee, Chattanooga
Kenneth Litscher, Medina
April Lloyd, First Christian, Dyersburg
Jason Lloyd, First Christian Church, Dyersburg
Savannah Locke, Nashville
Olivia Logan, St. Patrick’s Presbyterian, Memphis
Brooks Lokey, Ethos Church, Nashville
Justin Lonas, East Ridge Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga
Dana Long, Harvest, Collierville
Amanda Long, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Goodlettsville
Sarah Longserre, Harvest Church, Cordova
Lindsay Loper, The Chapel Cleveland, Chattanooga
Brian Lord, Franklin
Laura Love, Cordova
Kris Love, Columbia
Jenny Loving, Hope Fellowship, Smyrna
Charlie Lowell, Journey Franklin, Franklin
Kaitlyn Luce, Midtown Fellowship, Nashville
Leah Luttrell, Christ Community Church, Memphis
Betsy Lyons, The Church at Station Hill, Columbia
Jonathan Mace, Christ City, Memphis
Alexa MacKay, Antioch
David Madogo, Church Leader, Christ Community, Memphis
Basuze Madogo, Christ Community Church, Memphis
Kimberly Madsen-Thomas, Refuge Church Lakeland, Bartlett
Jared Malament, Sexton, St. John’s Anglican Church, Franklin
Jesse Malott, Chair of Behavioral Health, Christ Community Health Services, Memphis
Adrianna Manaugh, Smryna
Katie Mann, Immanuel Nashville

Whitney Marbry, Lone Oak Baptist Church, Clarksville
Mikenn Marin, Fellowship Memphis, Collierville
Christopher Marino, First Evangelical Church Memphis
Damaris Marino, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Kris Marlowe, Hixson
Jennifer Marshall, Memphis
Laurel Martens, Memphis
Stacie Martin, Elder, Christ City Church, Memphis
Darlene May, Eastside Community Church, Memphis
Katherine May, Island Community Church, Atoka
Lindy May, Island Community Church, Memphis
Matthew Mays, Bartlett Baptist, Memphis
Katherine McCall, Church of the Nazarene, Nashville
Kelsey McCammon, Hope Fellowship, Knoxville
Mark McCaw, Christian, Nashville
Kristy McClanahan, Murfreesboro
Colleen McGarry, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Nashville
Amanda McGimsey, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knoxville
Maureen McGuirt, Second Presbyterian, Memphis
Don McMinn, Ellendale Baptist, Memphis
Mary Ann Meiners, The Church of Grace Village, Nashville
Vaughan Meiss, Programs Specialist, World Relief Memphis
Mathilde Mellon, Founder and CEO, Mulier Care, Nashville
Audrey Menard, Mission Chattanooga, Chattanooga
Karson Merkel, Harvest Church of Memphis, Memphis
Christina Meyer, Catholic, Salina
Michelle Miller, Fellowship Memphis, Memphis
Brandy Miller, Woodland Presbyterian, Memphis
Drew Miller, Worship & Administrative Director, St. Mary of Bethany Parish, Nashville
Maeven Miller, City Church of East Nashville, Nashville
Chelsea Mills, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Elizabeth Mindemann, Memorial Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton
Stu Minshew, River City Church, East Ridge
Sharmarke Mohamed, Columbus
Lily Moll, Trevecca Nazarene University, Hendersonville
Karen Monahan, Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church
Mariah Monk, Trevecca Community Church, Nashville
Stephanie Moore, First Evangelical Church – Memphis, Cordova
PJ Moore, Director, World Relief Memphis, Memphis
Hayley Moore, Memphis
Heather Morozov, Midtown Fellowship, Nashville
Hannah Morris, Franklin
Alphonse Muhubiri, Memphis
Chelsea Murphy, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knoxville
Constance Myers, Pleasant Grove at College Street, Maryville
Rachael Nakano, Second Presbyterian, Memphis
Becky Neal, Cookeville
Laura Neal, Second Presbyterian Church, Collierville
Nancy Neal, Second Presbyterian Church, Collierville

Aubrey Neely, Christ Community Church, Memphis
John Nelson, Christ Community House Church, Memphis
Amy Nelson, Christ Community, Memphis
Wendy Lee Nentwig, The Village Chapel, Nashville
Charlie Newman, Retired Pastor, Belmont Church, Nashville
Katelyn Newsome, Sports Ministries Director, Chattanooga Football Club Foundation
Justin Nichols, Smyrna Hispanic SDA Church, Murfreesboro
Steven Nikkel, New City Fellowship, Chattanooga
Emily Noblett, Office Manager, Su Casa Family Ministries, Memphis
Catherine Norman, Memphis
Katie Novikoff, Memphis
Emily O’Dell, Fellowship Memphis, Memphis
Caroline O’Hare, Memphis
Abbie Oates, Sojourn Community Church, Chattanooga
Gabrielle Oechsle, Springhouse Worship and Arts Center, Smyrna
Haydin Oechsle, Smyrna
Kandis Oliver, Downtown Church, Memphis
Tracey Oliver, Christ Community, Memphis
Andrew Osenga, Integrity Music / The Pivot podcast, Nashville
Melissa Owen, First Methodist Covington, Covington
Marcus Owen, Fellowship Bible Church, Brentwood
Kristin Paddon, Mount Juliet
Rachel Page, Church of the Redeemer, Nashville
Erin Palmer, Mount Juliet
Georgia Pannell, Sycamore View Church of Christ, Bartlett
Rebekah Park, Church, Memphis
Laura Parkhill, Calvary Chapel Knoxville
Abbye Pates, Bluff City Church, Memphis, Memphis
Kate Patrick, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Rick Peck, Southwoods Baptist Church, Memphis
James Pendleton, Director of Global Missions, First Evangelical Church, Germantown
Vivian Penuel, Long Hollow Baptist Church, Hendersonville
Emily Perez, Memphis
Kim Perez, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville
Pete Peterson, Executive Director, The Rabbit Room, Antioch
Anne Marie Peterson, Grace Community Church, Antioch
Ashley Pfeiffer, Pleasant Grove @ College St, Maryville
Michael Phillips, Su Casa Family Ministries, Memphis
Alana Phillips, Norwood UMC, Knoxville
Emilie Pillow, Memphis
Thomas Pillow, English Teacher, The Collegiate School of Memphis
Karissa Pletta, Renewal Church, Memphis
Christian Pletta, Renewal Church, Memphis
Kimberly Poore, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Knoxville
Stacy Preston, Director of All Saints Immigration Servicees, All Saints Anglican Church,
Jackson
Payton Price, Local Minister, Blackman Community Church, Nashville
Staci Proctor, Kingston
Donroy Providence, World Relief Memphis, Memphis

Brittney Pruitt, Hope Church, Memphis
Gabrielle Pryor, City Church of East Nashville, Nashville
Ryan Pryor, City Church of East Nashville, Nashville
Brian Pugh, InterVarsity Christian fellowship, Nashville
Gianantonio Racchetti, Catania
Patricia Ralston, Emeritus Professor, Covenant College, Chattanooga
Gabrielle Rapp, Collierville
Debbie Rexer, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Nashville
Bethany Reynolds, Music Director, Telos at Southminster, Nashville
Dr. Michael Rhodes, MCUTS, Union University, Memphis
Cherita Rice, Chattanooga
Jill Richards, Fellowship Church of Knoxville, Knoxville
Amy Richardson, Siloam Health, Nashville
Jessica Rider, Antioch
Abigail Riley, Memphis
Anna Lea Ritchie, Nashville
Christian Rivera, Station Hill, Thompsons Station
Esther Ro, Mosaic Church, Memphis
Hayley Roberts, Campus Missionary, University Christian Mission, Chattanooga
Rachel Rodriguez, Christ Community House Church, Memphis
Dr. David Rogers, Unashamed Church Memphis, Memphis
Alece Ronzino, Nashville
Lilly Russell, Holy Communion Episcopal, Memphis
Heidi Saballos, Chattanooga
Christina Sadlow, Christ Presbyterian, Nashville
David Sadlow, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville
Tara Samples, Clinical Psychologist, Bartlett
Amelia Samples, Sycamore View, Memphis
April Samuels, Volunteer, World Relief, Germantown
Brennan Sandefer, Riverdeep Church, Memphis
David Sanders, Nazarene, Bartlett TN
Kimberley Savidge, Renewal Memphis, Memphis
Carletta Scarberry, Knoxville
Nicole Scarbrough, Gateway Baptist Church, Memphis
Devin Schniepp, Christ Community House Church Network, Memphis
Stephanie Schoer, Nashville
Brian Schrayer, Grace Community Church, Nashville
Christi Schroader, The Village Chapel, Creve Coeur
Dave Schroeder, Nashville
Naomi Schweitzer, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville
Rachel Scott, Fellowship Nashville, Nashville
Lauren Scott, Second presbyterian, Memphis
Nathan Seann, Anglican Church of the Redeemer, Chattanooga
Langley Seibert, Christ Community Church, Franklin
Lauren Sellers, Memphis
Alexa Shaunak, St Patrick Presbyterian, Memphis
Sara Shaw, Fellowship Memphis, Memphis
Danny Shearer, Mosaic Church, Memphis
Rebecca Shearer, Mosaic Church, Memphis,

Danielle Shelley, Memphis
Natalie Sherman, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Daniel Silliman, Johnson City
Julia Slagle, Knoxville
Jennifer Slate, Knoxville
Joshua Sloan, Memphis
Alice Smith, St. Mary of Bethany, Nashville
Rachel Song, Memphis
Lindsey Sparrow, Church of the Nazarene, Old Hickory
Annette Spence, Communicator, United Methodist Church, Knoxville
Nathan Spencer, World Relief Memphis, Cordova
Karen Spencer, Renewal Church, Cordova
Kristi Spencer, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, Powell
Ashley Spilker, Executive Director of Groups, Midtown Fellowship, Nashville
Josh Squires, Nashville
Sara Stanton, Memphis
Brent Stenberg, Executive Drector, Christian Psychological Center, Memphis
Sarah Stephanoff, Cross Point Church, Nashville
Debi Stephens, Trevecca Community Church, Nashville
Duane Stephenson, Nashville
Kenn Stilger, Old Hickory
Alexandra Stockton, Alcoa
John Studdard, Board member, Su Casa Family Ministries, Germantown
Mike Studdard, ED, Africa Bible Project, Germantown
Sam Stueckle, Professor, Nazarene, La Vergne
Janessa Stultz, Church of the Redeemer, Maryville
Joanna Suddath, Nashville
Erica Summers, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Avery Sutton, Knoxville
David Swain, Franklin
Sally Swanson, All Saints Anglican, Jackson
Leigh Ann Swords, Missions Minister, The Church at Station Hill, Spring Hill
Catherine Tandy, Memphis
Kristy Tarrant, Renewal Church, Memphis
Leigh Tatum, Memphis
Grace Terhune, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Jenny Thomas, Rock Bridge Community Church, Chattanooga
Elina Thomas, International Christian Fellowship, Cordova
Gena Thomas, Author, Ekklesia Vineyard, Chattanooga
Norfleet Thompson, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis
Emily Thompson, Collierville
James Tillman, Sojourn Community Church, Chattanooga
Hilary Timmons, Journey Church, Franklin
Olivia Tipton, Chattanooga
Candace Todd, Ministry Support, Island Community Church, Memphis
Allison Tracy, Church of the Nazarene, Nashville
Stephanie Traylor, All Saints Anglican Church, Jackson
Melissa Traynom, Gateway Baptist Church, Atoka
Kathleen Tucker, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova

David Tucker, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova
Jill Tyson, Cordova
Alyssa Valletta, Christ Church Nashville, Nolensville
Lea VanMerkestyn, Grace Hill, Collierville
Sarah VanSteinberg, Harvest Church of Memphis, Memphis
James Vaughn, UnashamedChurch Memphis, Germantown
Lauren Vernon, Internationals in Memphis Ministry Coordinator, Island Community
Church, Memphis
Bonnie Vetterick, Chattanooga
Brittany Villondo, Christ Community Church—Rivertrace, Memphis
Anne-Claire Vos, New City East Lake, Chattanooga
Jennifer Wadefamily, Christ Community House Church, Memphis
Carol Waldo, Executive Director, Knoxville Internationals Network-KIN
Shea Ward, First Evangelical Church, Memphis
Karla Wardlow, Manchester
Anna Warren, Germantown Presbyterian Church
William Webb, Memphis
Rachel Webb, Word Relief, Memphis
Jeni Weber, Knoxville
Kedric Webster, St. Elmo Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga
Shelbi Weiner, Island Community Church, Memphis
Veronica Weiner, Millington
Tori Wentz, West Hills Baptist Church, Knoxville
Pamela Weston, Sweetwater
Eric Wheeler, Christ Presbyterian Church – Nashville, Brentwood
Joshua White, CoC, Memphis
Juliana White, Southern Baptist, Mcewen
Kanika White, Knoxville
Cherrie White, Mosaic Church, Memphis
Robert Whitsitt, Executive Director, EZRA52, LLC, Memphi
Samuel Wilcox, Memphis
Amanda Wilkinson, Director, Su Casa Family Ministries, Memphis
Cory Williams, Cory H Williams, Nashville
Delaney Williams, Second Presbyterian Church – Memphis, Memphis
Laurie Williams, Dyersburg
Jessica Williamson, Memphis
Dorena Williamson, Franklin
Morgan Wills, President & CEO, Siloam Health, Nashville
Bennett Wilson, Fellowship Bible Church, Jackson
J BJI onits Wilson, Knoxville
Mary Wilson, The Village Chapel, Nashville
Allison Wilson, Nashville
Jason Winkle, Christ United Methodist Church Memphis
Steve Winstead, Harvest, Memphis
Jan Winterburn, Living Hope, Colliervill
John Wise, Woodland Presbyterian, Memphis
Matthew Wiser, Smyrna
Nina Woodard, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville
Daniel Woods, Memphis

Stephanie Woods, Director, Redeemer Baptist fellowship, Germantown
Kristen Worley, ECC, Murfreesboro
Michael Wozny, Christ Community Church, Memphis
Kyle Wright, Union Avenue Baptist Church, Memphis
Cyndy Wright, Secnd Presbyterian, Germantown
Joyce Wyatt, Central Baptist Church Bearden, Knoxville
Ashley Yates, Cordova
Neel Young, West End Community, Nashville
Rachel Younger, Peace Tree UMC, Memphis
Bernardo Zapata, Bartlett United Methodist Church, Bartlett
Kristen Zeigler, Cross Point Nashville, Nolensville

 

Every Jurisdiction in America is Up for Grabs: Tennessee Website Doing What You Must Do

Have you taken 15 minutes to make your calls?

As I have been saying ad nauseam for days now, the President has given you an opportunity to say whether you want your town/city/county to be a resettlement site for impoverished refugees from Africa, Asia and the Middle East and if you don’t act now, there may never be another time!

If you’ve looked at my maps from a week ago where I show you the existing resettlement offices*** and have said, thank goodness my town/city/county isn’t on the map, so I don’t have to do anything, you are very wrong!

Here we see that a website in Tennessee, did a very simple little exercise using the information that resettlement contractors can place refugees within a hundred mile radius of their offices (we are told not across state lines, but I know for a fact that they are ignoring that supposed prohibition).

Dailyrollcall.com created a map for Tennessee.

The stars indicate where existing resettlement offices are located and the shading demonstrates that almost the whole state of Tennessee is in play.

Here is a bit of their story:

Tell Greedy Refugee Contractors to Keep Their Hands Off Your Community!

 

But you’ll need the help of your mayor and your city council and/or commission.

President Trump’s Executive Order is giving power back to Tennessee citizens to decide whether they want federal refugee contractors to “transform” their communities with imported refugees.

Here are the rules of this game:

~both the Governor and the “locality” for refugee placement, have to say “yes” we want refugees. This means they also agree to pay any and all short and long-term costs imposed by the federal program.

~however, if either the Governor or the “locality” say no thanks, then supposedly, newly arriving refugees from overseas won’t be placed in that “locality.”

~however, the Governor may consent to resettling refugees in only certain consenting localities within the state. This option is a total fiction and is as good as agreeing to put almost ALL cities and counties in Tennessee up for grabs for resettlement – even if they’ve never been an initial resettlement site.

FEDERAL RESETTLEMENT CONTRACTORS ARE ALLOWED TO PLACE REFUGEES ANYWHERE FROM 50 TO 100 MILES FROM THE REFUGEE CONTRACTOR’S OFFICE.

This is just one of the many dirty little secrets that the federal contractors keep to themselves.

And it’s been going on in Tennessee for years. Here’s the proof – the State Department’s reports show that over the years refugees have been resettled in Clarksville, LaVergne, Smyrna, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, Franklin, Spring Hill, Shelbyville, Gallatin, Johnson City, just to name a few.

A few years ago, Catholic Charities of TN employee and federal contractor Holly Johnson who became the state refugee coordinator after the State of Tennessee withdrew from the voluntary refugee program, insisted during testimony to a legislative committee, that refugees were never directly resettled in Bedford County.

Well oops!!! A report subsequently issued by TIRRC about the victimization of Muslims in Tennessee, disclosed that in fact, at least 13 refugees had been directly resettled in Bedford County during the time period Johnson was asked about.

There is much more, continue reading here.

Have you taken 15 minutes to call your local government offices—call county commissioners and mayors!  Instructions are hereNo excuses accepted!

 

*** Since President Trump took office some resettlement offices have closed, so fewer offices are shown on the map I posted than were on it in the waning days of the Obama Administration.  I hope to go back and post an earlier map so you know that the contractors will likely be seeking permission in those other towns/cities so that they have those “permissions” for future expansion by their dozens of subcontractors.

For new readers these (below) are the nine refugee contractors that monopolize all refugee placement in America.  For decades they have decided in secrecy where to place refugees and they don’t want to lose that power because even as they pontificate about their religious convictions and humanitarian zeal, they are Leftwing political groups working to change America by changing the people and using your money to do it!

Reason Writer: Bring the Kurds to America as Refugees (WTH!)

Reason, as many of you know is a Libertarian operation.

Here Reason senior analyst Shikha Dalmia makes the argument that we (America, you, the taxpayers!) could save the Kurds (Sunni Muslims) from the Turks by resettling them in our towns and cities.

Let the Kurds Come to America

 

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America could safeguard Kurdish lives by offering them a quick way out and arrange their evacuation. There are less than a million Kurds in SDF-controlled Syria.

Even if they all came to the U.S., America could absorb them without breaking a sweat. And not all of them would even come. Kurds have been fighting for their own homeland ever since the European powers carved the Kurdish population into several pieces after World War I, handing each to Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Iran. So many of them won’t abandon their struggle and flee. But Kurdish fighters may appreciate a safe haven for their spouses and children. The least America can do is give them that option.

Of course that will require Trump to lift his “Muslim” travel ban and revive America’s near-dead refugee program.

More here.

This is nuts as you will see if you take a minute and search for ‘Kurdish gangs in Nashville!

The inter-Islam conflicts of the Middle East that have gone on for centuries are not our problem!

Tennessee appeals earlier dismissal of States' Rights Refugee case

The only state in the nation to attempt to get some control back for the state when the federal government sends them refugees is appealing an earlier decision by a judge to dismiss the case.
This is the latest from the Tennessean:

Tennessee is appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit against the federal government over refugee resettlement.

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The Thomas More Law Center, which is representing the state in the case, filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on Thursday.  

The case comes after state lawmakers approved a resolution in 2016 ordering the lawsuit.

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Stephanie Teatro, co-executive director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, said the state’s appeal will “continue dragging our state’s reputation through the mud.”

In the case, Tennessee alleged the federal government violated the 10th Amendment, which says the federal government only possesses the powers delegated to it by the U.S. Constitution and that all other powers are reserved for the states.

When the lawsuit was filed in March 2017, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to sue the federal government on the matter using such grounds.

Tennessee argued that the federal government was not complying with the Refugee Act of 1980, which was designed to create a permanent procedure for the admission of refugees into the United States.

Lawmakers have previously said the lawsuit is necessary to halt all refugee resettlement to the state until all associated costs are paid by the federal government.

Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition have frequently slammed the lawsuit, saying it will negatively affect the state’s refugee community and perpetuate a culture of fear.

More here.
See the statement from the Thomas More Law Center by clicking here.
See all of my posts on Tennessee/Tenth Amendment.
And, learn more about the problems with refugees in Tennessee at my huge Tennessee archive here.  You will find a lot of meatpacker stories among those posts.