Friday, 28 March 2014 02:07

Tennessee Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act Approved

Written by 


Bad news in Tennessee where the bill called the "Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act", which gives the right to all the students to call upon religion for all their acts, including bullying, was approved.

Beyond the ridiculous side of this law which will allow a student to answer a question in a test by "God" and nobody could say it is the wrong answer because the bill states: "a student may express beliefs about religion in homework, artwork, and other written and oral assignments free from discrimination based on the religious content of their submissions. A student would not be penalized or rewarded on account of the religious content of the student’s work," this law is extremely serious and dangerous. It authorizes the anti-LGBT bullying while bringing a justification to it.

Moreover, this law forces all the students to subject themselves to religion.

I pass the fact that this law violates the United States' constitution because, as reports The New Civil Rights Movement, the bill likely violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, but that rarely stops conservative lawmakers on a religious mission.

Even if by miracle the republican governor Bill Haslam does not sign this bill into law, we alsready know after the approval of the Senate, unanimously, 32-0, and the House, 90-2, that his veto would be overridden.

Tennessee is thus on the point of joining Texas where this law was already passed, and Oklahoma could soon adopt this law too.