Christian lawyers could find themselves disbarred if Tennessee’s Supreme Court adopts a proposed change to the ethics rules that govern Tennessee’s attorneys.
The proposed change adds a commentary to illuminate the intent behind the rule prohibiting discrimination. The proposed change says it is unethical for lawyers in either their professional or personal lives to “discriminate” on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status.
But to advocate against same-sex “marriage” and the cultural acceptance of homosexuality is not discriminatory to the Christian who believes that those things pervert God’s creational design for humanity.
Of course, others would disagree, and that points to the problem the professional organizations advocating for this change have: They have not provided a standard upon which certain actions can be deemed discriminatory. And with the absolute God who provides that standard, they cannot.
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