Depraved Reprobates, Your Sex Club is Not a Church

Regardless of what some Emergent or Seeker Sensitive pagan has told you.

Two Metro Nashville codes inspectors paid $40 apiece to enter The Social Club in Madison on the night of March 25. They were responding to the club’s website, which said membership was not required for entry.

What they observed over the next two-and-a-half hours — a series of lewd sexual acts and voyeurism — is now the basis of a lawsuit that Metro has filed against the club that seeks injunctive relief to shut it down.

In a lawsuit filed in Davidson County General Sessions Court on Thursday, Metro argues that the owner of The Social Club, Freedom 4 All Inc., led by George “Al” Woods, is operating a business that is not permitted in the use and occupancy certificate granted to the club by the city.

Metro alleges the owner agreed to operate the building at 520 Lentz Drive as a church, but is instead housing something far from it — a sex club, which are permitted in only industrial-zoned districts.

The lawsuit, which says The Social Club constitutes a public nuisance, marks the latest battle between Metro and The Social Club, which moved from Division Street south of downtown to a former medical office building in Madison in 2015 after its previous property was sold.