Anti-Sharia Conference Finds New Host

Nov 2, 2011

          An anti-Shariah conference has been moved to a suburban church after a downtown Nashville hotel canceled the group's reservation.

          The Nov. 11 event billed as "The Constitution or Sharia? A Freedom Conference" will now be held at the Cornerstone Church in Madison.

          The gathering was set to meet at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel, but lost that venue when the hotel owners decided that the scheduled speakers were too controversial.

          The Reverend Maury Davis is the Senior Pastor at Cornerstone Church. He tells WMOT News he won't allow hate speech at the gathering, but does want to hear what conference speakers have to say.

          According to the Tennessean, conference organizer William Murray says 300 people are now registered to attend the event, more than before the controversy began.