Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bellevue Pastor Asks Members to Vote Against Equality

Posted By on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 10:56 AM

In a newsletter sent to members of Bellevue Baptist Church, pastor Steve Gaines asked congregants to "educate themselves regarding the most recent attempts of the Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) to advance their homosexual activist agenda."

Recently, TEP's political action committee endorsed Memphis City Council candidates who supported the defeated non-discrimination ordinance last year or have been outspoken advocates for LGBT rights.

Gaines warned church members that TEP is attempting to unseat councilmen who "stand for preserving family values and protecting city employees and employers from having to take a position contrary to our Biblical beliefs in regards to the gay and lesbian lifestyle."

Click here to see TEP's response to Gaines' comments.

Here's a copy of the newsletter that was sent to Bellevue members:


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