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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Tennessee

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GOP Governor Is Relying on Citizen’s Prayers to Stop School Shootings and End Opioid Epidemic

Bill Lee is fond of rolling up his sleeves but in a unique move the Tennessee Republican governor has just made his job much easier. Gov. Lee says it’s up to citizens to end school shootings and the opioid epidemic, and to improve results in the state’s schools, by praying. “If thousands of people offer similar prayers, he believes God will impart his favor on Tennessee,” the AP reports. “The governor’s remarks came during a luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Nashville headquarters.” The 60-year old governor who took office in...
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A bisexual teen died by suicide after being outed online – and anti-gay authorities are doing absolutely nothing

A bisexual teenager took his own life after he was outed online, but the anti-gay district attorney is refusing to bring criminal charges against those who outed him. 16-year-old Channing Smith, from Manchester, Tennessee, had confided in a few friends that he was bisexual, but this was not widely known. After a disagreement with a classmate, screenshots of sexually explicit messages between Smith and another boy were shared on Snapchat and Instagram. On Sunday, September 22, Smith tragically took his own life. His family had been urging Coffee County district...
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Tennessee City Cancels Christmas Parade Amid Threats Of Violence Over Float With Rainbow Flag

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The small West Tennessee town of Troy has canceled its annual Christmas parade this year after community members responded to a planned “love everybody” float with vitriol and threats of violence because it included a rainbow flag, according to the Tennessean. Dwight Tittle, a native of the small town in the northwest part of the state, said the proposed float was based on the Bible verse 1 John 4:7-8 and was meant to express solidarity and love for people who felt shunned or judged by...
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Trans woman made homeless as a teen becomes the first-ever transgender woman Rhodes Scholar

A trans woman who was made homeless as a teenager after she was kicked out by her family will be the first ever transgender woman to become a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest international scholarship programme in the world, and since 1902 it has offered students from around the world postgraduate scholarships at the University of Oxford. 32 students from America are chosen each year.  Hera Jay Brown from Corryton, Tennessee, will next year become the first trans woman Rhodes Scholar in the programme’s 117-year history. She was...
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