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Protect Children or Corporate Profits?

Last week, the Tennessee House overwhelming passed a bill that would allow the state to pay the cost of a local school district having to defend a lawsuit brought by legal organizations such as the ACLU because the district had chosen to protect a student’s bodily privacy by designating use of common locker room facilities based on the biology of its students, not their gender identity.

But in the Senate, Speaker Randy McNally worked with the bill’s opponents to put it off until next year.

Now, why would Speaker McNally put off protecting local schools that respect the bodily privacy of boys and girls? Let’s hope it wasn’t because of pressure from the Tennessee Titans, Amazon, and other corporate giants who said it would hurt their businesses. Because neither our values nor our children should be for sale.


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Is There a ‘Dignity Clause’ in the Constitution?

Last week three individuals sued the governor because Tennessee does not allow them to change their birth certificate from male to female now that they have figured out which one they want to be.

But most telling is this assertion in the complaint, “Tennessee’s Birth Certificate Policy . . . violates the United States Constitution’s guarantees of equal dignity.”

When did dignity become something protected by the Constitution? The answer? In 2015, when the Supreme Court, in Obergefell v. Hodges, said same-sex couples desiring to marry had a right to “equal dignity in the eyes of the law.”

But the most tragic thing of all is to believe that dignity comes from the law, not from having been made in the image of God.


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A Tennessee Legislator’s Oath of Office

Tennessee’s state legislators, upon taking office, take an oath not to assent to anything “which shall appear to me injurious to the people, or . . . that shall have a tendency to lessen or abridge their rights and privileges, as declared by the Constitution of this state.”

However, their vote is often tinged with a desire to curry favor with or avoid the wrath of the Speaker of their House; but there is no oath of fealty to their Speaker’s wishes.

More importantly, a true Christian legislator’s overarching loyalty must be to the Lord Jesus Christ, or else he or she denies Him as Lord.

When Christian legislators allow their conscience before the Lord to inform their decisions, not their standing before their Speaker, the citizen’s constitutionally guaranteed rights and privileges are best protected.


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Who Is Really Worthy of Power in America?

Easter may not seem like a good time to think about the political positioning that is already taking place between Republicans and Democrats and potential presidential candidates in anticipation of next year’s election cycle. But Easter actually puts these political tussles over power into a right perspective.

In the heavenly worship service recorded in Revelation, we are told that the twenty-four elders cast their crowns before the Throne and cried out, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou has created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Wouldn’t it be great if our politicians were willing, in deep humility, to acknowledge that God alone is really worthy of power and offer the crowns of power they seek to Him for Him to use for our country’s good?


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Sixth Circuit Provides Hope for Heartbeat Bill

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit upheld Kentucky’s ultrasound law. This is important given the Tennessee Legislature’s debate over the constitutionality of a fetal heartbeat abortion bill.

First, the court used the words “unborn child” or “unborn life” a total of 30 times in its opinion, a recognition that abortion takes the life of a child. But more importantly, it cited approvingly another circuit court decision affirming that abortion “terminate[s] the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.

Given that this is the court to which any decision involving Tennessee’s heartbeat bill would be appealed, now is the time for Tennessee’s Legislature to assert an unborn human being’s right to life as one of the unenumerated but inalienable rights protected by the too-long forgotten Fifth and Ninth Amendments to our Constitution.


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