Mary Shelton

  • posted about Stop using religion to discriminate in Tennessee on Facebook 2016-04-26 09:07:57 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?

    Stop using religion to discriminate in Tennessee


    On April 18, 2016 about 30 pastors shamefully stood in Legislative Plaza and spoke in favor of the anti-transgender student bathroom bill.  And religion was used to advance the counseling discrimination bill.  Many more clergy across Tennessee publicly opposed both bills.

    Whether you're religious or not, aren't you tired of religion being used to support discrimination in our laws?  If so, endorse this statement:

    We oppose the use of religion to justify discrimination in Tennessee law.  To use religion to divide us in our public life violates the spirit of the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions, does harm to the people of Tennessee, and brings scandal to religion.


  • commented on Counseling Discrimination bill is back 2015-02-08 14:25:19 -0600
    The link in the first line (The Counseling Discrimination bill…) goes to a the Tennessee Legislature page for SB 397. According to the bill history, SB397 was “Introduced” on 02/05/2015 and was “Passed on First Consideration” on 02/09/2015. But I’m reading this on the afternoon of February 8. Is there a technical reason why the record shows something that reportedly happened tomorrow?
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