Stop using religion to discriminate in Tennessee

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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.

Who's endorsing

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  • Emily Balint
    endorsed 2016-04-28 14:03:14 -0500
  • Gillian Klee
    endorsed 2016-04-28 13:34:41 -0500
  • Rachel Parker
    endorsed 2016-04-28 13:24:01 -0500
    I believe in separation of church and state. Please stop using religion as an excuse to discriminate.
  • Roxanne Lemmon
    endorsed 2016-04-28 07:55:11 -0500
    I 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. – Roxanne L. Lemmon
  • William Folley
    endorsed 2016-04-28 04:32:34 -0500
  • Helena Nilsson
    endorsed 2016-04-28 02:14:19 -0500
  • David Williams
    endorsed 2016-04-27 22:09:37 -0500
  • Natalie Adamyk
    endorsed 2016-04-27 21:11:06 -0500
  • Dr. Robert and Mrs. Lucinda Albiston
    endorsed 2016-04-27 20:03:25 -0500
    “Love thy neighbor as thyself. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Everything else is insanity—so try Christianity if you can.
  • randyhubbell
    @tnrandy865 tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-27 18:14:51 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you? http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/stop_using_religion_to_discriminate_in_tennessee?recruiter_id=66537
  • Randy Hubbell
    endorsed 2016-04-27 18:10:47 -0500
  • janie prathammavong
    endorsed 2016-04-27 16:07:54 -0500
  • Cynthia Nelson
    endorsed 2016-04-27 15:00:17 -0500
    Please stop perverting religion to spread hatred. Isn’t that what a terrorist does?
  • William Thomas
    endorsed 2016-04-27 13:49:09 -0500
  • Robin Neighbours
    endorsed 2016-04-27 13:30:55 -0500
  • Kathryn Coil
    endorsed 2016-04-27 11:33:23 -0500
  • Jeff Pearson
    endorsed via 2016-04-27 10:59:33 -0500
  • Inger Knudson
    endorsed 2016-04-27 10:57:42 -0500
  • Cathy Jewell
    endorsed 2016-04-27 09:47:57 -0500
  • Kellye Rainwater
    endorsed 2016-04-27 09:43:37 -0500
  • Christine Grawe
    endorsed via 2016-04-27 09:15:55 -0500
    A true Christian, follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ, would never discriminate against anyone! He was all about loving your neighbor-even if they are different from you. It’s embarrassing and demeaning to live in a state where “Christianity” is used to foster hate and discrimination.
  • Slade Kyle
    endorsed via 2016-04-27 08:55:11 -0500
  • William Brewer
    endorsed 2016-04-27 07:16:08 -0500
  • Kimberly Reece
    endorsed 2016-04-27 07:04:47 -0500
  • Jon Harpool
    endorsed 2016-04-27 05:50:53 -0500
    I contemplate relocating to Tennessee and find these discriminatory and phony “religious freedom” laws to be extremely objectionable.
  • Dave van Gestern
    endorsed 2016-04-27 03:34:13 -0500
  • Jason Kirby
    endorsed 2016-04-27 00:07:00 -0500
  • Monica DeVore
    endorsed 2016-04-26 23:54:35 -0500
  • George M Melby, Pastor
    endorsed 2016-04-26 23:48:58 -0500
    FULLY endorse!

    George M Melby, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain
  • Joel Barlow
    endorsed 2016-04-26 23:06:19 -0500

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