Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam has a group of political confidants with which he meets every Friday morning. This isn't particularly strange in
that many politicians have advisors and trusted friends from whom they
seek counsel on a variety of issues. What is worrisome is that his group
of advisors appear to be religious in nature.
In a video interview with David Fowler of the Family Action Council of Tennessee,
an organization whose mission is "to promote and defend a culture that
values the traditional family, for the sake of the common good", Haslam
is asked whose opinion he will most cherish after making a tough
political decision. His answer names no one person but a group with whom
he meets weekly; a group that knows "almost everything" about him.