Activist disturbed by anti-gay Tenn. bills

Full story: WMC-TV Memphis
The father of slain gay college student Matthew Shepard said Wednesday he is disturbed by legislation in Tennessee that would ban public schools from teaching about gay issues Dennis Shepard spoke at a Nashville news conference Wednesday. Full Story

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#1 Jan 25, 2012
I think everyone should be disturbed by these bills.
Carrie Scoggins

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#2 Jan 25, 2012
What is disturbing is that they really think that they can legally censor Bible scriptures out of our mouths, and call debate or arguing illegal bullying, or even begin to equate arguing and debate with murder.
As far as student committing suicide due to being too immature emotionaly due to age and can not withstand criticism and debate then they should not be making their lifestyle choice out in the open as they are too young for political activism. The don't say gay bill would come into play here.
I think this weeks "open line" on Nashville channel 5 plus has shown the liberal left will never quit their attacks on Christian school kid, and the Christian community, until they reach Bible censorship.
They make mention of the bullying law proposal from Representative Vance Dennis would make physical contact only in what will be bullying according to the law. Those wanting this legislation think that it should also be anything said that the gay community finds offensive! They want to bring back the hate speech laws now overturned by the Federal Supreme Court, which again was already heard by the Federal Supreme Court and found unconstitutional. They want to do away with the separation of church and state where the state can make no law pertaining to religion thrown out of the constitution, and they want thought crimes to be brought in. They want the state to censor Christian student on school grounds from being able to speak openly about their Biblical viewpoint on issues. They speak of this as if this kind of behavior as if the Federal Supreme Court has not already thrown out hate speech laws upholding the students, and those in other public environments, have the full legal right to debate the issue. Yes debate means disagree or argue ones opinions. Law enforcement must know that unless thee is violence it is no longer a hate crime, and TN laws can not decision Federal Supreme Court decision.
Metro Human relations spokesperson mi spoke in saying any form of what someone feels as discrimination is a hate crime, especially now that the Federal Supreme Court just ruled no religious group can be sued for discrimination, and it includes school Christian groups such as Vanderbilt'sChristian group recently receiving a threat of lawsuit from a homosexual, NOW BY FEDERAL SUPREME COURT RULING THEY CAN NEVER SUE RELIGIOUS GROUPS FOR DISCRIMINATION.
Making sure Tennessee law enforcement does not over step these boundaries with this liberal unconstitutional attack on anyone that disagrees with the gay lifestyle.
Gay marriage is NOT legal in Tennessee and our law makers and law enforcement must be aware of this. 90% of Tennesseans voted against this when put up for public referendum, and homosexuals are not a federally protected class. Christian students are a protected class under religion, and the Federal Supreme Court upheld student lead prayer, students proselytizing in public schools, and student devotionals. Also, was upheld by the Supreme Court of the land was Christian students legal rights to debate the issue of homosexuality in the hearing that overturned the hate speech law (Phelps hearings as well).

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