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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
March 2014 Newsletter #011
This law is just so BAD people need to be made aware of it.

Tennessee Passes Bill
Allowing LGBT Students To Be Bullied
In The Name Of 'Religious Freedom'
by David Badash on March 25, 2014 in News, Religion

Religious conservatives are at it again. Tennessee governor Bill Haslam just received and will likely sign a bill that not only allows but actually helps organize anti-gay bullying in the name of "religious freedom."

The Tennessee "Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act" allows students to use religion in any manner they choose, and mandates that their use of religion be protected.

At a basic level, a student could merely write "God" on a chemistry test as the answer to a question asking to where water comes from. A student could also stand in class and say their religion says that gay people are sinners and going to hell, and that speech would be legally protected. The bill states "a student may express beliefs about religion in homework, artwork, and other written and oral assignments free from discrimination based on the religious content of their submissions. A student would not be penalized or rewarded on account of the religious content of the student's work."

Creationists of course will love the bill.

But the more sinister part of the bill forces all students to be subjected to the religious beliefs of the popular kids.

Tennessee Passes Bill
Allowing LGBT Students To Be Bullied
In The Name Of 'Religious Freedom'
by David Badash on March 25, 2014 in News, Religion

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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
March 2014 Newsletter #011
This law is just so BAD people need to be made aware of it.