“Remember, we are all strangers until we meet!” That’s not just a motto—it’s a religion—at least for The Social Club in Nashville. Founded in 1980, this swingers’ club recently sold its downtown location and moved to the suburbs. When its neighbors, including a private Christian school, called on the Metro Nashville Council for a zoning change to prevent the club from opening, the club got a permit to assemble as a church. It was renamed The United Fellowship Center and its planned dungeons scrapped for rooms designated as “choir” and “handbells.”
According to their lawyer, Larry Roberts, church members will “meet and have fellowship” inside the building. Metro councilwoman Karen Bennett has sworn she’ll be keeping a close eye on The United Fellowship Center to make sure it functions as a church, stating, “I’ve heard many, many people say they’re planning to attend when it opens.” Praise God!