While other states like Illinois are moving away from allowing religious beliefs to guide their citizens' consciences and business activities, some states are clinging to traditional beliefs by allowing their citizens religious freedom. From the Conservative Review:
This week, Tennessee signed into law a major religious freedom act that allows therapists to refuse clients if their lifestyle and life goals violate their “sincerely held belief(s).”
According to BuzzFeed (via WND), Tennessee’s Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, signed the bill into law Wednesday, allowing therapists and other mental health professionals to refuse clients without fear of being sued.
The law was bitterly protested by LGBT groups as well as the American Counseling Association.
In addition, the state legislature made the Holy Bible Tennessee's official book earlier this month.
From Conservative Review
this is all thats left of the GOP. Pamdering to the lowest denominator. The economy of his state is in the toilet… so he does this.
Any practitioner of medicine who implements on this law should and probably will have there license revoked. This law will not protect the person from any ramifications and accountability for such action in any professional organization that licenses them or endures their services.
They will become the ones blacklisted… they will lose business, and their names as practitioners who judge others will be made public.
Just because a pandering conservative makes something law does not mean it right or even constitutional.
It is now “pandering” to allow citizens to practice religious beliefs. How sad. How unbelievably sadistic and hateful you are, no really… you are.
God bless this state for standing up against the religious takeover of secular, anti-Christian views. Our Founding Fathers came here to escape the tyranny of those that wanted humanists and secularists to reign. And we have allowed the anti-Christs to gain control yet once again.
My prediction is that Tennessee will ultimately be blessed abundantly for its stand for righteousness and against those that would push their anti-Christian religious beliefs upon their fellow Americans. Freedom = choice and that choice honors God. He honors those that honor Him.
Tennessee state constitution:
Art 1, Declaration of Rights, Section 3
That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own conscience; that no man can of right be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any minister against his consent; that no human authority can, in any case whatever, control or interfere with the rights of conscience; and that no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.
No one can make another sin by supporting another’s sick sinful behavior. Tennessee protects religious RIGHTS, they are rights granted by God, not privileges given by man.
The lgbt whiners be damned