Every child regardless of their race, background, or where they live in Tennessee should be loved & live in a supportive family.
A Petition Calling on Tennessee Elected Officials to Issue
"Hate has no home here" resolutions rejecting ADF's hate agenda and meddling in local adoptions
Dear Tennessee elected officials:
Every child regardless of their race, background, the language they speak, or where they live in Tennessee should be loved & live in a supportive family. Our faith teaches us everyone is created in God’s image and commands us to love one another.
But the national group, Alliance Defending Freedom, is spreading its agenda of hate in our state, forcing itself into local adoptions just because a couple is Jewish. They’ve now blocked a child from receiving two welcoming and loving parents because of their Jewish faith.
Whether we worship at a church, mosque, synagogue, or temple, America has no second-class faiths. All are equal under the U.S. Constitution. Throughout both the Old and New Testament, Scripture calls on us to care for widows and orphans.
Punishing loving families who take this commandment seriously, and denying a child loving parents, is contrary to the values of our faith and desecrates the Word of God.
It is also the kind of hate that should have no home in our community.
Prevent this anti-Semitic attack on family and freedom of religion from spreading further in Tennessee by issuing a #HateHasNoHomeHere resolution rejecting ADF’s meddling and hateful agenda in our community.
Whetstone, Tyler. “Tennessee-Based Adoption Agency Refuses to Help Couple Because They're Jewish.” Knoxville News Sentinel, 19 Jan. 2022, https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/politics/2022/01/20/holston-united-methodist-home-for-children-adoption-tennessee-refused-family-jewish/6582864001/. Accessed 1 May 2022.
Barnes, L. (2021). From America With Hate: The Alliance Defending Freedom’s Role in Advancing anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-Woman Agendas in Eastern Europe. Global Project Against Hate and Extremism. https://globalextremism.org/post/new-gpahe-report-u-s-based-alliance-defending-freedom-pushes-anti-lgbtq-and-anti-woman-agenda-around-the-world/
Hauser, Christine. “Tennessee Couple Says Adoption Agency Turned Them Away for Being Jewish.” The New York Times, 22 Jan. 2022, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/22/us/tennessee-jewish-couple-adoption.html. Accessed 1 May 2022.
After years of targeting human rights the behemoth dark money group, Alliance Defending Freedom, is forcing its radical views into Tennessee, at the expense of children.
We must speak in one voice condemning groups seeking to distort the gospel of Jesus to justify an agenda that brings harm to others and contradicts His commandments to love one another.
Join the petition calling on your local officials to adopt a #HateHasNoHome resolution denouncing Alliance Defending Freedom's effort to spread their hateful agenda in our community.