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.

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  • Charles Breeden
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:19:39 -0500
  • Mikaela Faust
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 09:18:15 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Mikaela Faust
    @mikaelafaust tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-21 09:18:12 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Mikaela Faust
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:17:49 -0500
    Separation of church and state is essential in ensuring that each person is allowed to maintain their own personal beliefs and dignity. No one religion is “right” or “wrong,” and everyone deserves to be able to choose whichever one suits them best.
  • Adrianna Flax
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:17:27 -0500
  • Robyn Smith
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:16:03 -0500
    I encourage those who are inclined to legislate their own fears and uncomfortableness with differences among people to spend time getting to know – and I mean truly getting to know on a one on one basis – at least 5 people who fall into the category they fear.
  • Janet Davies
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:15:55 -0500
  • Felicia Hogan
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:14:26 -0500
  • Chuck Long
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:14:07 -0500
  • Wayne Cook
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:13:14 -0500
  • Aaron Lawe
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:12:43 -0500
  • Paul Moisan
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:12:43 -0500
  • Tim Gmeiner
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:12:31 -0500
    How can a state with so many good people stand by and let this dangerous discrimination take root? Does it sound at all familiar? All it took then was silent compliance. let’s not let that happen again.
  • Donald Clark
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:12:09 -0500
  • Eric Bradford
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:11:52 -0500
  • Leah Browning
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:11:47 -0500
  • Phillip Todd
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:11:31 -0500
  • Carolyn Jones
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 09:11:31 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Carolyn Jones
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:10:48 -0500
    I am so sad that religion is being used in hate-mongering when the South that I love is so full of Loving and Caring People.
  • Roger Hutson
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:10:23 -0500
  • Kayla Ramsey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 09:10:13 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Ken Edwards
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:09:29 -0500
  • Robert and Margery Drake
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:08:47 -0500
  • Kayla Ramsey
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:08:43 -0500
  • Brittan Wogsland
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:08:36 -0500
  • Sidney Bennett
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 09:08:21 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Shannon Stoner
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:08:13 -0500
    It’s a sad day when clergy misuse the heart of Jesus Christ to descriminate against their fellow human. “He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone…” Reference to search your own heart before judging someone else. Unfortunately, many in this general assembly used ego & pride to legislate basic human rights. That backed by the misuse of God’s Word is a dangerous combination. My higher power states for us to love God & love his people. Unfortunately clergy & the like, turned a sacred loving, spiritual written word into a weapon of descrimination. That’s not what God intended. I’m very sad that the majority of this legislative body became so absorbed in its power hungry ego when making choices & wanting to be seen & right, instead of humbling their hearts to even consider the voice of reason. All voices deserve to be heard. Not just a select few radicals who insist on bullying & being right. Not God’s way, no way!
  • Sidney Bennett
    endorsed via 2016-04-21 09:08:02 -0500
  • Brennan Whalen
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:07:49 -0500
  • Adrienne Timberlake
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:07:26 -0500

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