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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  • Jennifer White
    endorsed via 2016-04-20 20:39:53 -0500
  • Sandra Curry
    endorsed 2016-04-20 20:20:47 -0500
  • Shirley McDaniel
    endorsed 2016-04-20 20:15:16 -0500
    Please stop playing politics with the bible
  • Debra Wines
    endorsed 2016-04-20 20:11:55 -0500
    It sure seems lately that these so-called “religious” leaders are spreading hate and intolerance instead of Jesus’ teachings of love, compassion and acceptance of all of His Father’s children.
  • Sunni Donald
    endorsed via 2016-04-20 19:48:43 -0500
  • Dana R. Seiler
    endorsed 2016-04-20 19:27:22 -0500
  • Zoe Wells
    endorsed 2016-04-20 19:22:15 -0500
  • Michele Glass
    endorsed via 2016-04-20 18:41:30 -0500
  • Terry Sedgwick
    endorsed 2016-04-20 18:25:51 -0500
  • stephen Fowler
    endorsed 2016-04-20 18:17:22 -0500
  • Lisa Best
    endorsed 2016-04-20 17:49:40 -0500
  • Emily Ferguson
    endorsed 2016-04-20 17:33:07 -0500
  • noel taylor
    endorsed 2016-04-20 17:14:47 -0500
  • Lorraine St Clair
    endorsed 2016-04-20 16:58:05 -0500
  • Lori mize
    @lori_mize tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-20 16:48:21 -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=18533
  • Lori Mize
    endorsed 2016-04-20 16:47:46 -0500
    This bill comes out of a bill mill which wants to take local control away from cities and municipalities. Not only should we stop using religion to discriminate, we need to stop letting these corporate think tanks push anti-government and anti-democracy legislation by grinding the culture war gears. Pay attention , folks. There is a much more nefarious reason for this bill than who is standing or sitting in the stall next to you!
  • Lori Mize
    endorsed 2016-04-20 16:47:45 -0500
    This bill comes out of a bill mill which wants to take local control away from cities and municipalities. Not only should we stop using religion to discriminate, we need to stop letting these corporate think tanks push anti-government and anti-democracy legislation by grinding the culture war gears. Pay attention , folks. There is a much more nefarious reason for this bill than who is standing or sitting in the stall next to you!
  • Steven Kiss
    endorsed 2016-04-20 16:37:29 -0500
  • Kara DuLac
    endorsed 2016-04-20 16:34:35 -0500
    It is heinous to use religion to marginalize a peaceful part of our population.
  • kelly calder
    endorsed via 2016-04-20 15:50:01 -0500
    Religion should be used to build people up not tear them down!
  • Tina Sparks
    endorsed 2016-04-20 15:46:22 -0500
  • Eric DeBlackmere
    endorsed via 2016-04-20 15:31:40 -0500
  • Robin Byrne
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-20 15:29:12 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Robin Byrne
    endorsed 2016-04-20 15:28:41 -0500
  • Mark Peterson
    endorsed 2016-04-20 15:02:32 -0500
  • Matthew Hasan
    endorsed 2016-04-20 14:58:50 -0500
  • Ashley Dykes
    endorsed 2016-04-20 14:54:47 -0500
  • donna lucas
    endorsed 2016-04-20 14:51:03 -0500
  • James "Brandon" Hamilton
    endorsed 2016-04-20 14:48:51 -0500
  • James "Brandon" Hamilton
    endorsed 2016-04-20 14:48:31 -0500

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