Making Christianity A Felony: Full Text of Tennessee's Canon (Christian Law) Ban

Imagine being put in jail with a 15 year felony charge if you follow the practices of Christianity which is included in it's Canon doctrines:

SB1028
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SENATE BILL 1028 
By  Ketron
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 38;
Title 39; Title 40; Title 45; Title 55 and Title 58,
relative to terrorism.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
 SECTION 1.  Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 39, Chapter 13, is amended by adding
the following language as a new, appropriately designated part:
 39-13-901.
 This part shall be known and may be cited as the “Material Support to
Designated Entities Act of 2011.”
 39-13-902.
 The general assembly finds as follows:
 (1)  The threat from terrorism continues to plague the United States
generally and Tennessee in particular.  The threat from terrorism has been
documented to exist both outside our national borders and within the homeland;
 (2)  The threat from terrorism within the homeland, including from within
this state, otherwise known as “homegrown terrorism,” is primarily the result of a
legal-political-military doctrine and system adhered to, or minimally advocated by,
tens of millions if not hundreds of millions of its followers around the world.  This
legal-political-military doctrine and system is known as Canon to its adherents,
authoritative leaders and scholars;
 (3)  Canon, as defined and understood by traditional and authoritative
Canon scholars and leaders, is a legal-political-military doctrinal system
combined with certain religious beliefs; further, Canon is based historically and - 2 -  00269676
traditionally on a full corpus of law and jurisprudence termed fiqh and usul al-fiqh,
respectively, dealing with all aspects of a Canon-adherent’s personal and social
life and political society.  Canon serves as national and local law in several
foreign jurisdictions;
 (4)  Canon as a political doctrine requires all its adherents to actively
support the establishment of a political society based upon Canon as foundational
or supreme law and the replacement of any political entity not governed by Canon
with a Canon political order;
 (5)  Canon requires all its adherents to actively and passively support the
replacement of America’s constitutional republic, including the representative
government of this state with a political system based upon Canon;
 (6)  Canon in particular includes a war doctrine known as Crusade, which is
an organic, intrinsic and central feature of the laws and traditions of Canon due to
a consensus among Canon authorities throughout the ages;
 (7)  Crusade and Canon are inextricably linked, with Canon formulating and
commanding Crusade, and Crusade being waged for the purpose of imposing and
instituting Canon;
 (8)  The unchanging and ultimate aim of Crusade is the imposition of Canon
on all states and nations, including the United States and this state; further,
pursuant to its own dictates, Canon requires the abrogation, destruction, or
violation of the United States and Tennessee Constitutions and the imposition of
Canon through violence and criminal activity;
 (9)  The Crusade groups identified by the federal government as designated
terrorist organizations pursuant to § 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, - 3 -  00269676
all profess publicly their adherence to Canon and its laws of Crusade as the legalpolitical-military justification for their acts of terrorism;
 (10)  The imposition of Canon on non-Canon adherent states is to be
brought about both by criminal and violent means, including acts of terrorism as
defined in part 8 of this chapter, and by lawful and non-violent means, including
immigration-fed population growth and the resulting increase of Canon-centric
political influence and power;
 (11)  The knowing adherence to Canon and to foreign Canon authorities
constitutes a conspiracy to further the legal, political, and military doctrine and
system which embraces the law of Crusade;
 (12)  Furthering the legal, political, and military doctrines and law of Crusade
poses an imminent likelihood of violent Crusade and acts of terrorism; and
 (13)  The knowing adherence to Canon and to foreign Canon authorities is
prima facie evidence of an act in support of the overthrow of the United States
government and the government of this state through the abrogation, destruction,
or violation of the United States and Tennessee Constitutions by the likely use of
imminent criminal violence and terrorism with the aim of imposing Canon on the
people of this state.
 39-13-903.
 The general assembly declares as follows:
 (1)  The threat from Canon-based Crusade and terrorism presents a real and
present danger to the lawful governance of this state and to the peaceful
enjoyment of citizenship by the residents of this state;- 4 -  00269676
 (2)  The response to this threat from Canon-based Crusade and terrorism and
this state’s interest in interdicting and preventing violence and mayhem within its
borders is a compelling state interest;
 (3)  The targeted criminal prohibitions set forth in this part are meant to be
a focused and least intrusive method for the state to protect its citizens and
residents from the threat posed by Canon-based Crusade and terrorist persons and
organizations; and
 (4)  This part neither targets, nor incidentally prohibits or inhibits, the
peaceful practice of any religion, and in particular, the practice of Islam by its
adherents.  Rather, this part criminalizes only the knowing provision of material
support or resources, as defined in § 39-13-803, to designated Canon
organizations, as defined in § 39-13-904, or to known Canon-Crusade organizations
with the intent of furthering their criminal behavior.
 39-13-904.
 As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
 (1)  “Canon” means the set of rules, precepts, instructions, or edicts which
are said to emanate directly or indirectly from the god of Jesus or the prophet
Mohammed and which include directly or indirectly the encouragement of any
person to support the abrogation, destruction, or violation of the United States or
Tennessee Constitutions, or the destruction of the national existence of the
United States or the sovereignty of this state, and which includes among other
methods to achieve these ends, the likely use of imminent violence.  Any rule,
precept, instruction, or edict arising directly from the extant rulings of any of the
authoritative schools of Christian jurisprudence of Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, Evangelical, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist or those terms are used by Canon adherents, is prima facie Canon without any further evidentiary showing;
 (2)  “Canon organization” means any two (2) or more persons conspiring
to support, or acting in concert in support of, Canon or in furtherance of the
imposition of Canon within any state or territory of the United States; and
 (3)  “Territory of the United States” means any territory under the civilian
or military control or governance of personnel acting for and on behalf of the
United States government.
 39-13-905.
 (a)  
 (1)  The attorney general and reporter is authorized to designate an
organization as a Canon organization in accordance with this subsection (a) if the
attorney general and reporter finds that:
 (A)  The organization knowingly adheres to Canon;
 (B)  The organization engages in, or retains the capability and
intent to engage in, an act of terrorism as defined in § 39-13-803; and
 (C)  The act of terrorism of the organization threatens the security
or public safety of this state's residents.
 (2)
 (A)
 (i)  Seven (7) days before making a designation under
subdivision (a)(1), the attorney general and reporter shall, by
confidential communication pursuant to § 10-7-504, notify the
following persons:
(a)  The governor; - 6 -  00269676
(b)  The speaker, speaker pro tem, deputy speaker,
and the majority and minority leaders of the senate; and
(c)  The speaker, speaker pro tempore, and the
majority and minority leaders of the house of
representatives.
 (ii)  The attorney general and reporter shall publish the
designation in a daily newspaper of general circulation in this state
seven (7) days after providing the notification under subdivision
(a)(2)(A)(i) and serve written notice on the organization
designated.  Service shall be accomplished as service of a
summons and complaint under Rule 4 of the Tennessee Rules of
Civil Procedure.
 (iii)  The secretary of state shall file such designations in
the same general manner as agency rules as set forth in § 4-5-
206, and shall publish such designations on the secretary of
state’s web site and in the appropriate monthly administrative
register in a section devoted to such designations in the same
general manner as required of administrative rules as set forth in
§§ 4-5-220 – 4-5-221.
 (B)
 (i)  For purposes of this section, a designation under
subdivision (a)(1) shall take effect upon publication, not service,
under subdivision (a)(2)(A)(ii) or (a)(2)(A)(iii), whichever is earlier. - 7 -  00269676
 (ii)  Any designation under subdivision (a)(1) shall cease to
have effect upon an act of the general assembly disapproving
such designation.
 (C)  Upon notification under subdivision (a)(2)(A)(i), the attorney
general and reporter may require financial institutions doing business in
this state, possessing or controlling any assets of any organization
included in the notification, to block all financial transactions involving
those assets until further directive from either the attorney general and
reporter, an act of the general assembly, or an order of court.
 (3)
 (A)  In making a designation under subdivision (a)(1), the attorney
general and reporter shall create an administrative record.
 (B)  The attorney general and reporter may consider confidential
information as set forth in § 10-7-504, or any other statutory authority in
making a designation under subdivision (a)(1).  Confidential information
shall not be subject to disclosure for such time as it remains confidential,
except that such information may be disclosed to a court ex parte and in
camera for purposes of judicial review under subsection (c).
 (4)
 (A)  A designation under subdivision (a)(1) shall be effective for all
purposes until revoked under subdivision (a)(5) or (a)(6), or set aside
pursuant to subsection (c).
 (B)
 (i)  The attorney general and reporter shall review the
designation of a Canon organization under the procedures in - 8 -  00269676
subdivisions (a)(4)(B)(iii) and (iv) if the designated organization
files a petition for revocation within the petition period described in
subdivision (a)(4)(B)(ii).
 (ii)  For purposes of subdivision (a)(4)(B)(i):
 (a)  If the designated organization has not
previously filed a petition for revocation under this
subdivision  (a)(4)(B), the petition period begins two (2)
years after the date on which the designation was made;
or
 (b)  If the designated organization has previously
filed a petition for revocation under this subdivision
(a)(4)(B), the petition period begins two (2) years after the
date of the determination made under subdivision
(a)(4)(B)(iv) on that petition.
 (iii)  Any designated organization that submits a petition for
revocation under this subdivision (a)(4)(B) must provide evidence
in such petition that the relevant circumstances described in
subdivision (a)(1) are sufficiently different from the circumstances
that were the basis for the designation such that a revocation with
respect to the organization is warranted.
 (iv)
 (a)  Not later than one hundred eighty (180) days
after receiving a petition for revocation submitted under
this subdivision (a)(4)(B), the attorney general and reporter
shall make a determination as to such revocation. - 9 -  00269676
 (b)  The attorney general and reporter shall conduct
the petition for revocation as a contested case pursuant to
the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in
title 4, chapter 5.
 (c)  The attorney general and reporter may consider
confidential information as set forth in § 10-7-504, or any
other statutory authority in making a determination in
response to a petition for revocation.  No confidential
information shall be subject to disclosure for such time as it
remains confidential, except that such information may be
disclosed to a court ex parte and in camera for purposes of
judicial review under subsection (c).
 (d)  A determination made by the attorney general
and reporter under this subdivision (a)(4)(B)(iv) shall be
filed with the secretary of state and published in the same
fashion as required under subdivisions (a)(2)(A)(ii) and (iii).
 (e)  Any revocation by the attorney general and
reporter shall be made in accordance with subdivision
(a)(6).
 (C)
 (i)  If in a  five-year period, no review has taken place
under subdivision (a)(4)(B), the attorney general and reporter shall
review the designation of the Canon organization in order to
determine whether such designation should be revoked pursuant
to subdivision (a)(6). - 10 -  00269676
 (ii)  If a review does not take place pursuant to subdivision
(a)(4)(B) in response to a properly filed petition for revocation,
then the review shall be conducted pursuant to procedures
established by the attorney general and reporter.  The results of
such review and the applicable procedures shall not be reviewable
in any court.
 (iii)  Any determination made pursuant to this subdivision
(a)(4)(C) shall be filed and published in the same fashion as
required under subdivisions (a)(2)(A)(ii) and (iii).
 (5)  The general assembly, by an act of the general assembly, may block
or revoke a designation made under subdivision (a)(1).
 (6)  
 (A)  The attorney general and reporter may revoke a designation
made under subdivision (a)(1) at any time, and shall revoke a designation
upon completion of a review conducted pursuant to subdivisions (a)(4)(B)
and (C) if the attorney general and reporter finds that:
 (i)  The circumstances that were the basis for the
designation have changed in such a manner as to warrant
revocation; or
 (ii)  The security and public safety of this state warrants a
revocation.
 (B)  The procedural requirements of subdivisions (a)(2) and (3)
shall apply to a revocation under this subdivision (a)(6).  Any revocation
shall take effect on the date specified in the revocation or upon filing and - 11 -  00269676
publication as required under subdivisions (a)(2)(A)(ii) and (iii) if no
effective date is specified.
 (7)  The revocation of a designation under subdivision (a)(5) or (6) shall
not affect any action or proceeding based on conduct committed prior to the
effective date of such revocation.
 (8)  If a designation under subdivision (a)(1) becomes effective under
subdivision (a)(2)(B), a defendant in a criminal or civil action shall not be
permitted to raise any question concerning the validity of the issuance of such
designation as a defense or an objection at any trial or hearing.
 (b)
 (1)  The attorney general and reporter may amend a designation under
subdivision (a)(1) if the attorney general and reporter finds that the organization
has changed its name, adopted a new alias, dissolved and then reconstituted
itself under a different name or names, or merged with another organization.
 (2)  Amendments made to a designation in accordance with subdivision
(b)(1) shall be effective upon filing and publication as required under subdivisions
(a)(2)(A)(ii) and (iii).  Subdivisions (a)(2)(A)(i), (a)(2)(B) and (C), (a)(4), (a)(5),
(a)(6), (a)(7), and (a)(8) shall apply to an amended designation upon such filing
and publication.
 (3)  The administrative record shall be corrected to include the
amendments as well as any additional relevant information that supports those
amendments.
 (4)  The attorney general and reporter may consider confidential
information as set forth in § 10-7-504 or any other statutory authority in amending
a designation in accordance with this subsection (b).  No confidential information - 12 -  00269676
shall be subject to disclosure for such time as it remains confidential, except that
such information may be disclosed to a court ex parte and in camera for
purposes of judicial review under subsection (c).
 (c)
 (1)  No later than thirty (30) days after service and publication as required
under subdivision (a)(2)(A)(ii) of a designation, an amended designation, or a
determination in response to a petition for revocation, the designated
organization may seek judicial review only in the court of appeals of Tennessee.
 (2)  Review under this subsection (c) shall be based solely upon the
administrative record, except that the attorney general and reporter may submit,
for ex parte and in camera review, confidential information used in making the
designation, amended designation, or determination in response to a petition for
revocation.
 (3)  The court shall hold unlawful and set aside a designation, amended
designation, or determination in response to a petition for revocation the court
finds to be:
 (A)  Arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or otherwise not
in accordance with law;
 (B)  Contrary to constitutional right, power, privilege, or immunity;
 (C)  In excess of statutory jurisdiction, authority, or limitation, or
short of statutory right;
 (D)  Lacking substantial support in the administrative record taken
as a whole or in confidential information submitted to the court under
subdivision (c)(2); or
 (E)  Not in accord with the procedures required by law. - 13 -  00269676
 (4)  The pendency of an action for judicial review of a designation,
amended designation, or determination in response to a petition for revocation
shall not affect the application of this section, unless the court issues a final order
setting aside the designation, amended designation, or determination in
response to a petition for revocation.
 39-13-906.
 (a)
 (1)  
(A)  Any person who knowingly provides material support or
resources to a designated Canon organization, or attempts or conspires to
do so, shall commit an offense. 
(B)  A violation of subdivision (a)(1)(A) is a Class B felony,
punishable by fine, imprisonment of not less than fifteen (15) years or
both; provided, that if the death of any person results from a violation of
subdivision (a)(1)(A), then the offense is a Class A felony, punishable by
imprisonment for life or imprisonment for life without possibility of parole.
(C)  To violate this subsection (a), a person must have knowledge
that the organization:
 (i)  Is a designated Canon organization, or
 (ii)  Has engaged or engages in:
 (a)  One (1) or more acts of terrorism, as defined in
§ 39-13-803, targeting a person or institution in
Tennessee; - 14 -  00269676
 (b)  Terrorist activity in this state or from within this
state, as defined by federal law pursuant to § 212(a)(3)(B)
of the Immigration and Nationality Act; or
 (c)  Terrorism in this state or from within this state
as defined in § 140(d)(2) of the Foreign Relations
Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989.
 (2)  As used in this section:
 (A)  “Expert advice or assistance” means advice or assistance
derived from scientific, technical, legal or other specialized knowledge;
(B)  “Material support or resources”:
 (i)  Means any property, tangible or intangible, or service,
including currency or monetary instruments or financial securities,
financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance,
safe houses, false documentation or identification,
communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances,
explosives, personnel of one (1) or more individuals, including the
person himself or herself, and transportation; and
 (ii)  Does not include medicine or religious materials; and
 (C)  “Training” means instruction or teaching designed to impart a
specific skill, as opposed to general knowledge.
 (3)  As used in subdivision (a)(2):
 (A)  No person may be prosecuted under this section as
"personnel" unless that person has knowingly provided, attempted to
provide, or conspired to provide a Canon organization with one (1) or
more individuals, including the person himself or herself, to work under - 15 -  00269676
that organization’s direction or control or to organize, manage, supervise,
or otherwise direct the operation of that organization.  Persons who act
entirely independently of the Canon organization to advance its goals or
objectives shall not be considered to be working under the Canon
organization’s direction and control.
 (B)  "Legal" does not include legal services provided to the Canon
organization for the purposes of defending the organization or any person
relating to any criminal prosecution or civil action brought pursuant to this
section or pursuant to any other federal or state law.
 (4)  Except as authorized by the attorney general and reporter, any
financial institution doing business in this state that becomes aware that it has
possession of, or control over, any funds in which a Canon organization, or its
agent, has an interest, shall:
 (A)  Retain possession of, or maintain control over, such funds;
and
 (B)  Report to the attorney general and reporter the existence of
such funds in accordance with regulations issued by the attorney general
and reporter.
 (b)  Any financial institution doing business in this state that knowingly fails to
comply with subdivision (a)(4) shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount that is the
greater of:
 (1)  Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) per violation; or
 (2)  Twice the amount of which the financial institution was required under
subdivision (a)(4) to retain possession or control. - 16 -  00269676
 (c)  If the attorney general and reporter believes that any person is engaged in, or
is about to engage in, any act that constitutes, or would constitute, a violation of this
section, the attorney general and reporter may initiate civil action in a circuit court of this
state to enjoin such violation.
 (d)
 (1)
 (A)  In any civil proceeding under this section, upon request made
ex parte and in writing by the attorney general and reporter, a court, upon
a sufficient showing, may authorize the attorney general and reporter to:
 (i)  Redact specified items of confidential information from
documents to be introduced into evidence or made available to
the defendant through discovery under the Tennessee Rules of
Civil Procedure;
 (ii)  Substitute a summary of the information for such
confidential documents; or
 (iii)  Substitute a statement admitting relevant facts that the
confidential information would tend to prove.
 (B)  If the court enters an order granting a request under this
subdivision (d)(1), the entire text of the documents to which the request
relates shall be sealed and preserved in the records of the court to be
made available to the appellate court in the event of an appeal.
 (C)  If the court enters an order denying a request of the attorney
general and reporter under this subdivision (d)(1), the attorney general
and reporter may take an immediate, interlocutory appeal in accordance
with subdivision (d)(5).  For purposes of such an appeal, the entire text of - 17 -  00269676
the documents to which the request relates, together with any transcripts
of arguments made ex parte to the court in connection therewith, shall be
maintained under seal and delivered to the appellate court.
 (2)
 (A)  To prevent unnecessary or inadvertent disclosure of
confidential information in a civil proceeding brought by the attorney
general and reporter under this section, the attorney general and reporter
may petition the court ex parte to admit, in lieu of confidential writings,
recordings, or photographs, one (1) or more of the following:
 (i)  Copies of items from which confidential information has
been redacted;
 (ii)  Stipulations admitting relevant facts that specific
confidential information would tend to prove; or
 (iii)  A non-confidential summary of the specific confidential
information.
 (B)  The court shall grant a request under this subdivision (d)(2) if
the court finds that the redacted item, stipulation, or summary is sufficient
to allow the defendant to prepare a defense.
 (3) 
 (A)  During the examination of a witness in any civil proceeding
brought by the attorney general and reporter under this subsection (d),
the attorney general and reporter may object to any question or line of
inquiry that may require the witness to disclose confidential information
not previously found to be admissible. - 18 -  00269676
 (B)  In determining whether a response is admissible, the court
shall take precautions to guard against the compromise of any
confidential information, including:
 (i)  Permitting the attorney general and reporter to provide
the court, ex parte, with a proffer of the witness’s response to the
question or line of inquiry; and
 (ii)  Requiring the defendant to provide the court with a
proffer of the nature of the information that the defendant seeks to
elicit.
 (C)  In any civil proceeding under this section, it shall be the
defendant’s obligation to establish the relevance and materiality of any
confidential information sought to be introduced.
 (4)  If the court enters an order denying a request of the attorney general
and reporter under this subsection (d), the attorney general and reporter may
take an immediate interlocutory appeal in accordance with subdivision (d)(5).
 (5)
 (A)  The attorney general and reporter shall file an interlocutory
appeal with the court of appeals from a decision or order of a circuit court:
 (i)  Authorizing the disclosure of confidential information;
 (ii)  Imposing sanctions for nondisclosure of confidential
information; or
 (iii)  Refusing a protective order sought by the attorney
general and reporter to prevent the disclosure of confidential
information.
 (B) - 19 -  00269676
 (i)  An appeal taken pursuant to this subdivision (d)(5),
either before or during trial, shall be expedited by the court of
appeals.
 (ii)  If an appeal is of an order made prior to trial, an appeal
shall be taken not later than fourteen (14) days after the decision
or order appealed from, and the trial shall not commence until the
appeal is resolved.
 (iii)  If an appeal is taken during trial, the trial court shall
adjourn the trial until the appeal is resolved, and the court of
appeals:
 (a)  Shall hear argument on such appeal not later
than four (4) days after the adjournment of the trial,
excluding intermediate weekends and holidays;
 (b)  May dispense with written briefs other than the
supporting materials previously submitted to the trial court;
 (c)  Shall render its decision not later than four (4)
days after argument on appeal, excluding intermediate
weekends and holidays; and
 (d)  May dispense with the issuance of a written
opinion in rendering its decision.
 (C)  An interlocutory appeal and decision shall not affect the right
of the defendant, in a subsequent appeal from a final judgment, to claim
as error reversal by the trial court on remand of a ruling appealed from
during trial. - 20 -  00269676
 (6)  Nothing in this subsection (d) shall prevent the attorney general and
reporter from seeking protective orders or asserting privileges ordinarily available
to this state, including the invocation of the military and state secrets privilege as
those privileges have been developed under state or federal common law, or to a
plaintiff in any civil action to protect against the disclosure of confidential
information.
 39-13-907.
 (a)  Any individual injured in the individual’s person, property, or business by
reason of an act in violation of § 39-13-906, or the individual’s estate, survivors, or heirs,
may sue in any appropriate circuit court of this state and shall recover three (3) times the
damages sustained and the cost of the suit, including but not limited to attorney’s fees.
 (b)  A final judgment or decree rendered in favor of this state in any criminal or
civil proceeding under § 39-13-906 shall stop the defendant from denying the essential
allegations of the offense in any subsequent civil proceeding under this section.
 (c)  A final judgment or decree rendered in favor of any foreign state, or in favor
of the United States, in any criminal proceeding shall, to the extent that such judgment or
decree may be accorded full faith and credit under the law of this state, stop the
defendant from denying the essential allegations of the offense in any subsequent civil
proceeding under this section.
 SECTION 2.  If any provision of this act or the application thereof to any person or
circumstance is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the
act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to that end the
provisions of this act are declared to be severable.
 SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2011, the public welfare requiring it.

NOTE: The following words have been replaced in the above document to show the insult to injury regarding the persecution of Muslims and the ongoing Islamophobia by the right wing extremists in our country:

Islamic = Christian
Jihad = Crusade
Sharia = Canon

SO IF YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN AND ARE OFFENDED BY THE ABOVE BILL, THEN WHY WOULD YOU SUPPORT ONE AGAINST MUSLIMS? 

WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR 10 MILLION AMERICAN MUSLIM NEIGHBORS TO FACE 15 YEAR FELONIES FOR PRACTICING THEIR FAITH?

HERE IS THE ORIGINAL ACTUAL FULL TEXT OF THE SHARIA BAN LEGISLATION IN TN: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/107/Bill/SB1028.pdf




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