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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  • Nettie Hammar
    endorsed 2016-04-21 10:03:31 -0500
  • Anthony Veronico
    endorsed 2016-04-21 10:03:18 -0500
  • Dwayne Fields
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:59:23 -0500
    I endorse the statement.
  • Lucille Murphy
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:59:10 -0500
    Please stop the insanity.
  • Beth Adler
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:55:54 -0500
    I am so glad TEP is reaching out to clergy in this way! I know of several in my town who are supportive.
  • Kirstie Childress
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:55:36 -0500
  • Vanessa Saenz
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:54:40 -0500
  • Donna Locke
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:54:34 -0500
  • Steve Heflin
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:53:19 -0500
  • Patricia Scarlett
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:53:09 -0500
    If this were to be passed, then the we need a different flag,, as the red white & blue stands for freedom of choice & democracy
  • Gregory Rowe-Pasos LMFT
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:51:06 -0500
    As citizens our highest calling is to offer open, informed debate in the legislature that includes the testimony of top experts as much as possible. As a state we subsidize institutions of higher learning because we believe that research reflection and science are of the utmost importance. To allow leaders of one particular faith group to hold more sway than the testimonies of experts, than the real life stories of citizens – the ultimate experts— is an affront to the most basic tenets of our Republic.
  • Lee Shropshire
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:50:11 -0500
  • Molly Mann
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:48:45 -0500
  • William Walston
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:48:22 -0500
  • Kimberly Graham
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:47:19 -0500
  • Ralph McDearmon
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:46:39 -0500
  • Michael Harkness
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:46:32 -0500
  • Daniel Rein
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:46:32 -0500
  • Aimee Wiest
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:45:24 -0500
  • Erin Leigh
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:44:41 -0500
    To me; Religious Beliefs seemed to have become a hateful platform of ignorance versus education. Being Mean Spirited and Non Inclusive, all the while holding others to a standard, that in all honesty many of the Religious Individuals, who practices this nastiness, can’t and won’t maintain for themselves. This behaviour has turned many away from the Church, including myself. What would Jesus do?
  • Michael Taylor
    @mltaylor13pt1 tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-21 09:44:22 -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=35941
  • Michael Taylor
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:44:16 -0500
  • Tina Hunter
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:43:58 -0500
  • Susan pankowsky
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:43:51 -0500
  • Anthony Frazier
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:43:45 -0500
    This is, no doubt, a discriminatory bill and religious bullying. It is extremely ignorant and a lack of concern for people who do not fit into their
  • Gary Dillon
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:43:35 -0500
  • Tim Sullivan
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:41:55 -0500
  • Alan Green
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:40:44 -0500
  • Gregg Deneweth
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:38:39 -0500
    We are not in church. We are provided with the separation of church and state, yet the legislature is constantly using religion as an unacceptable excuse to discriminate. Keep religion out of politics and out of our governing laws.
  • Autumn Dennis
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:34:49 -0500

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