"Though the November elections are still months away, I wish to commend the efforts of those who are endeavoring to educate the people of Tennessee on a ballot measure which is neither a Republican nor Democrat issue, but a moral and life issue of the greatest magnitude that I hope everyone will support—Amendment One.
Although the Church will never identify itself with any political community or system, we can and we must speak up in support of moral issues such as those Amendment One represents.
Amendment One is a pro-life amendment that would neutralize the extreme interpretation taken by the Tennessee State Supreme Court in 2000 in which they declared that our State Constitution guarantees the right to an abortion. Passage of this Amendment would restore back to the voter the “life” decision that was taken from them by the Court decision.
For these reasons, I and my brother Bishops in Nashville and Memphis wholeheartedly support efforts to promote “Yes on 1” this November".
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