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Nashville City Officials Stand By Decision to Turn Away Christian Activist at Muslim Event Where Mayor Barry Spoke

Wendy Wilson, The Tennessee Star

Jay Chamness wanted to know why he couldn’t attend the event since it was advertised as being open to the public. He contacted city officials about what happened and in an email response, Barry spokesman Sean Braisted said that it was “a privately held event that was open to members of the public at the discretion of the sponsors of the event” and that the right to protest “does not extend to being permitted on private property to disrupt or protest a peaceful event.”