Yesterday the Tennessean ran a jaw-dropping article in which former Rep. Barry Doss (R-Lawrenceburg) was quoted as saying Rep. David Byrd – who has apologized on tape to 1 of 3 women who say he sexually abused them when he was their high school basketball coach – has admitted he’s “ashamed of his past” but that “God […]
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From the Democratic Caucus: Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Stewart today asked “where did all the money go?” Stewart demanded a full accounting into the financial dealings of outgoing Speaker Glen Casada’s Republican leadership team. Chairman Stewart: “All of these reports of no-show jobs, five figure raises for former interns and multi-million dollar expenditure increases need […]
This post was first seen on the TN Citizen Action Blog. Follow @TNCitizenAction for more. On Friday, Governor Bill Lee toured rural counties in southern middle Tennessee touting what he called his legislative accomplishments. It’s worth noting that the counties he toured are home to residents with crushing medical debt. Additionally, many citizens in these counties face […]
This week Governor Lee visited Lawrenceburg alongside Rep. Clay Doggett and Rep. Joey Hensley as part of a mini-tour through Lawrence and a few other rural counties, and the subject of his Education Savings Accounts aka School Vouchers plan was brought up, and Lee again made it plain as day he is no friend to […]
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At Last Night’s #StateOfBlackNashville Mayoral Forum, John Ray Clemmons for Mayor & Mayor David Briley clashed over Briley’s public silence when Gov. Bill Lee‘s school vouchers were being passed. Briley says he was lobbying Republicans behind the scenes to kill the bill.
In a story that has now made national news – picked up by Time, USA Today, Huffington Post and more – Cracker Barrel has made it clear that All Scripture Baptist Church, run by Pastor/Detective Grayson Fritts, would not be welcome at their establishment. Fritts has called for the executions of LGBT people, and was […]
Rep. Jay Reedy (R-Erin) has thrown his hat in the ring to replace Glen Casada as the next speaker, so let’s take a quick trip down memory lane to remember a few of his greatest hits. First, there’s the time Reedy used the derogatory term “wetback” multiple times in a committee meeting about a sanctuary […]
“Those violent, hate-filled comments are not reflective of our people.” On Monday, Sheriff Spangler of addressed the sermons of Detective Fritts calling for LGBT people to be executed. Fritts was relieved of duty, not fired. He still gets monthly retirement pay. Original post: https://www.facebook.com/knoxsheriff/videos/1648864408590452/
Cherish Hope Newman, niece of Knox County Sheriff’s Detective/Pastor Grayson Fritts – who has called for the mass execution of LGBT people – speaks out. She says that side of her family is “mostly full of racist bigots”, she won’t stand by silently as her uncle tries to turn Christianity into ISIS, and that God is […]