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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  • Laura Reece
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:45:55 -0500
  • Leonard Assante
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:42:20 -0500
  • Michelle Gossett
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:33:30 -0500
  • Heather Hall
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:32:34 -0500
  • Paul Law
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-26 11:27:16 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Paul Law
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:26:45 -0500
    I grew up in Mt. Juliet, TN. The immoral use of religion to justify discrimination is a stain on all persons of faith.
  • Scott Stepp
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:26:24 -0500
    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.
  • John Selser
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:25:43 -0500
    True religious people do NOT use the bible to discriminate. False prophets do!
  • Carleen Claybaker
    endorsed via 2016-04-26 11:23:44 -0500
  • Kevin Owens
    endorsed via 2016-04-26 11:22:12 -0500
  • David Olive
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:15:10 -0500
  • David Anderson
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:08:10 -0500
  • Sherry Smith
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:07:48 -0500
    Sherry Smith
  • Dan Hayes
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:03:54 -0500
    I am gay and a Christian and I am constantly appalled by the repeated use of the bible as a weapon . It has been used against me, I know how that feels.
  • Lee Murphy
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-26 11:03:18 -0500
    Outworking Discrimination takes all of us in Tennessee. I'm all in. Are you?
  • Grace Murphy
    endorsed 2016-04-26 11:01:33 -0500
  • Mark Vaughan
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:57:34 -0500
  • Brent Maybank
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:48:24 -0500
  • tommilynn travis
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:44:02 -0500
    I was born in Memphis, Tennessee and I miss my family, but as a transgender woman I do not feel safe anywhere in the southeast so I’ve made my home in California . While I would like to visit friends and family I do not feel that risking my life to visit them is a good idea. I pray that change will come, but if history proves correct the change won’t happen until the current generation has long passed on.
  • Hayward Maben
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-26 10:43:50 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Hayward Maben
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:39:52 -0500
  • Nikki Beeler
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:33:31 -0500
  • Christopher Cheramie
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:29:12 -0500
  • Dan Rosemergy
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:28:11 -0500
  • Jon Coffee
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:26:05 -0500
  • Todd Stacey
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-26 10:25:53 -0500
    I'm tired of religion being used to discriminate in Tennessee. Aren't you?
  • Billy Stacey
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:25:28 -0500
  • Jenniffer Dorsett
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:21:15 -0500
  • Marco Fernandez
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:16:46 -0500
    Inciting fear where there is no issue is not a Christian value.
  • Kay Kretsch
    endorsed 2016-04-26 10:16:46 -0500

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