Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Shipley allegedly prophesies divine judgment on California and suggests secession

A blogger recounts some jaw-dropping words from Rep. Tony Shipley while discussing Tennessee's adoption ban bill:

-"They can do whatever they want out in California, with gays passing babies around, and violating God’s law, but when God drops California off into the sea, they will have to deal with the consequences of their actions.”
-"That [gays adopting] ain’t gonna fly-I’m sorry, I’m a Southern Baptist, I’m a Christian.”

And the most alarming in my opinion:
-"If they [the "secular progressives"] keep pushing and pushing and pushing-they’re pushing us too far, and something will happen-just like we did in 1860.”

The criticisms are just too obvious on the bigotry, but I wonder whether anyone has told the man that East Tennessee was unionist during the Civil War. East Tennessee values? He doesn't sound like he knows what they are.

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