Luis Melgoza endorsed 2016-04-26 09:58:54 -0500It is ludicrous that “religion” still has a voice in state matters in the XXIst. century. Don’t self-styled “Christians” remember that Jesus clearly stated “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”, or they just quote scripture when it accommodates their skewed views?
The clergy should keep their opinions to themselves, instead of spewing hatred and ignorance in matters alien to them.
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.Endorse