commented on Tennessee Clergy Opposed to the 2019 Slate of Hate
2019-03-18 23:04:53 -0500
This is a great effort. I only wish that congregational and/or denominational information was provided, even for identification purposes only. As a cisgender heterosexual male who would never want to be a part of a group that would not recognize the full rights and dignity of people who don’t fit any of my three descriptors, and as a rural West Tennessean at that, I don’t even bother with any local churches because I can tell by the views of many congregants that there’s no point going in the door; if everyone’s not welcome, I don’t want to be there.
The closest signer I found was the minister at Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), a congregation I remember fondly from my time as a student at UT Martin. I’m glad to hear they’re still a welcoming place.