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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  • Kristine Evenson
    endorsed 2016-04-20 07:22:25 -0500
  • John Keilty
    endorsed 2016-04-20 07:19:25 -0500
  • Betty Schohl
    endorsed 2016-04-20 07:16:17 -0500
  • Taylor Hoch
    endorsed 2016-04-20 07:13:36 -0500
  • Heather Pagles-Sebesta
    endorsed 2016-04-20 06:59:25 -0500
  • James Frazier
    endorsed 2016-04-20 06:30:28 -0500
  • Justin Phelps
    endorsed 2016-04-20 06:18:34 -0500
  • Jeremy Joseph
    endorsed 2016-04-20 06:18:30 -0500
    I survived the emotional abuse of using my love for God as a weapon against me. I know of others who did not. Please stop destroying lives under the pretext of saving those lives.
  • James Barnett
    endorsed 2016-04-20 06:15:29 -0500
  • Beth Wood
    endorsed 2016-04-20 05:57:57 -0500
  • Kelly Hatfield
    endorsed 2016-04-20 05:49:47 -0500
  • Linda Ohnmacht
    endorsed 2016-04-20 05:48:17 -0500
  • Leah Pate
    endorsed 2016-04-20 05:01:08 -0500
  • David Cogossi
    endorsed 2016-04-20 04:33:57 -0500
  • April Merritts
    endorsed 2016-04-20 04:20:10 -0500
  • Jason Smith
    endorsed 2016-04-20 03:57:50 -0500
    We are better then this stop the hate
  • Charles Kidd
    endorsed 2016-04-20 02:01:37 -0500
  • Danielle Johnson
    endorsed 2016-04-20 01:53:05 -0500
  • Adam Fox
    endorsed 2016-04-20 01:47:25 -0500
    Not everyone is religious, so why should a group of religious people tell those that are not religious what they can and cannot do based upon their religious believes specifically? However, they don’t even follow all the scripture on a day to day life. According to the Bible, if a woman has marital relations outside of marriage, she is to be stoned….yet, nowhere in the Bible are the words “Gay” and “homosexual” mentioned. However, we do not stone women that have marital relationships outside of marriage. Also, the Bible says shellfish is an abomination and no one even mentions that. I don’t care what people try to say about the whole Old Testament and New Testament thing…if you are going to practice a religion, you have to practice it entirely….not just pick and choose. This is why I refuse to follow a religion because I know there are going to be things about pretty much every religion that I’m not going to want to follow so rather than trying to force my belief’s on someone else, I just go about my business. Also, the whole ordeal over the bathrooms is just stupid. When I have to use the bathroom, i go in and do my business….i’m not in there to check someone out or try to hook up. I honestly think that bathrooms should be unisex bathrooms. There are more political and members of a clergy getting busted for doing things in bathrooms they shouldn’t be doing than anyone else. So, they need to focus on fixing their agenda before trying to force anything on anyone…..
  • Kaci Allen
    endorsed 2016-04-20 01:45:55 -0500
    No hate, no exceptions.
  • Jesse Keeton
    endorsed 2016-04-20 00:51:51 -0500
  • Oliver Bebber
    endorsed 2016-04-20 00:30:14 -0500
  • Nikki Hutchinson-Crowder
    endorsed 2016-04-19 23:58:07 -0500
    It is dispicable that hypocrital bigots ,using religion for their own agenda, falsely slander innocent people. These counterfeit christians need to read the constitutions and be silenced.
  • Jared Leonard
    endorsed 2016-04-19 23:52:49 -0500
  • Tonya Hays
    @trh1072 tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-19 23:27:17 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Tonya Hays
    endorsed via 2016-04-19 23:26:38 -0500
  • Terri Weldon
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-19 23:17:24 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Terri Weldon
    endorsed 2016-04-19 23:17:07 -0500
  • Tracy Covington
    endorsed 2016-04-19 22:48:29 -0500
  • Walter Reeves
    endorsed 2016-04-19 22:38:05 -0500

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