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

869 endorsements
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  • Lucinda Sharp
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:06:19 -0500
  • Bruce Budge
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:06:05 -0500
  • Meredith Dobbins
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:06:03 -0500
  • Dana Martinolich
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:05:55 -0500
  • Jessica Dwyer
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:05:36 -0500
    Q. What’s the difference between Sharia Law and what Tennessee is doing? A. The name of the religion being used to discriminate against American citizens.
  • Kristen Leedy
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:05:27 -0500
  • Troy Raley
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:05:22 -0500
  • ron lee
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:05:17 -0500
  • Ted Guillaum
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:05:02 -0500
    I oppose the use of religion to justify discrimination in Tennessee law.
  • Val Burgess
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:04:50 -0500
  • Robert Galloway
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:04:43 -0500
  • Emilie Jackson-Edney
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:03:34 -0500
    The Tennessee Governor spoke on NPR today and defended the legislation currently on his desk. He said Lawyers pick and choose who they want to provide services to, so why can’t Counselors. This is flawed logic because the state of Tennessee has not passed a law to say Lawyers can arbitrarily deny client services based upon their “firmly held religious beliefs”. This current Tennessee law would allow Counselors to violate their code of professional conduct, which is unconscionable.
  • Lorraine Wdowiak Lawrence
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 09:03:05 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Sarah Hairston
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:02:51 -0500
  • Lorraine Lawrence
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:02:46 -0500
    Religion and the state are separate entities and ought to be respected as such; any attempt to legislate religion only diminishes both of them.
  • Theodore McKnight
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 09:02:36 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Ericka Blythe
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:02:19 -0500
    This Christian treats everyone the way I wish to be treated, with love and kindness, not hate.
  • David Johanson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 09:02:09 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • David Johanson
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:01:32 -0500
    Bigotry hiding behind bigotry is still bigotry.
  • Jessica Lowrance
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:01:30 -0500
  • Theodore McKnight
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:01:28 -0500
    I am a retired United Methodist clergy person and I endorse this statement.
  • Jennifer Hicks
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:01:05 -0500
  • Martina Manzone
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:01:01 -0500
    It is wrong to be elected for your religious beliefs to create legislation to support your own agenda!
  • Wendi Cohen
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:00:13 -0500
  • Robert Duffey
    endorsed 2016-04-21 09:00:10 -0500
  • Fran Boone
    endorsed 2016-04-21 08:59:04 -0500
  • Marj Worley
    endorsed 2016-04-21 08:59:00 -0500
  • Patrick Martin
    endorsed 2016-04-21 08:58:51 -0500
    It is a great crime against God and man to use religion to justify ones own agenda.
  • Elizabeth Holmes
    endorsed 2016-04-21 08:57:34 -0500
    at some point all theocracies become evil.
  • Joseph Rhymer
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-21 08:57:10 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?

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