Metro sues to shut down Madison sex club posing a church
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —
Metro Nashville has filed an injunction to shut down a swingers’ club in Madison that calls itself a church.
The property at 520 Lenz Drive is owned by Freedom 4 All, but the city claims the building operates as a sex club named "The Social Club."
Two people in the Nashville's Department of Codes say they paid $40 each to enter the club in Madison. While inside, the pair counted at least 100 people as well as 12 rooms with either a bed or lounge chair inside. The suit says some of the rooms had windows for viewing inside.
The Dept. of Codes employees said they saw patrons openly engaging in sexual contact and intercourse in the rooms.
The city is suing, now calling the club a public nuisance. It's also accusing the The Social Club of operating on a property zoned for church use.
Sex clubs are allowed to operate in industrial zones if they operate as a private club requiring membership. The club posts on it's website that membership is not required.
The owner of the building is also facing accusations of the club operating within 1000 feet of a school, Goodpasture Christian School, and a community education facility.
Read the suit below or on mobile here.