Here is a quick snapshot of some of the stories about life, family, marriage, gender identity, education, religious liberty, and worldview we have been covering this week (updated Fridays).

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Week of 7/22/16 – 7/29/16

News in Tennessee


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Nashville EMS Chief to Be Disciplined for Facebook Posts
Tim Lankford, who has spent nearly 30 years with the Nashville Fire Department, is facing disciplinary action for writing personal Facebook posts about his views against same-sex “marriage” and “transgenders” since the Obergefell ruling while identifying himself as an employee of the fire department. In a letter to Lankford, the fire department’s deputy director said his posts were viewed as racial, stereotypical, and/or threatening and that he violated workplace social media policy.

News Across the Nation


LGBT’s Attempt to Change GOP Platform Fizzles
Efforts by those wanting to change the GOP platform to include the LGBT agenda on homosexual “marriage” and bathroom usage were quickly quashed. The pro-traditional marriage, conservative platform was adopted Monday without consequence. Though mainline conservatives won the platform, the homosexual activist group FairnessUSA planned to premiere a 60-second commercial about “transgender” bathroom usage on FOX news Thursday during Donald Trump’s acceptance speech.


Texas School District Reverses ‘Transgender’ Bathroom Policy
Not only did they say “no” to the LGBT’s idea that bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms should be based on psychology instead of biology, but the Fort Worth school district issued new guidelines that will better protect both parent and student rights when it comes to school bathroom usage.

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