NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The execution comes a week after Pope Francis revealed new Catholic church teaching that deems the death penalty "inadmissible" under all circumstances.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today) — A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an east Tennessee church on Thursday (Nov. 16) while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (USA Today Network ) — Scores of clergy have signed their names to statements opposing the white nationalist groups' values ahead of a protest in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville on Saturday (Oct. 28).
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A masked gunman entered a church in Tennessee on Sunday and opened fire, killing at least one person and injuring seven others before apparently shooting himself, an official said.
(RNS) Tennessee's attorney general raises constitutional concerns about mandatory license plates.
'O Lord, to thee will I cry: For the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field,' the page reads, according to a picture posted on the finder's Facebook.
Most states require a two-thirds vote to override a gubernatorial veto. Tennessee is just one of six that require a simple majority.
"My personal feeling is that this bill trivializes the Bible, which I believe is sacred text," the governor said. The bill's sponsors expect the legislature to override the veto.
A Tennessee bill would allow mental health providers to refuse to treat patients based on their religious convictions. But Christian counselors say the bill is discriminatory and unnecessary.
It is one of a raft of state measures that critics say discriminates against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals.
(RNS) House Bill 0615 looks like little more than an attempt by legislators, perhaps threatened by religious diversity, to protect a Christian culture that seems to be steadily eroding.
NASHVILLE — If Haslam signs the bill, the Bible would join a list of state symbols such as the raccoon as the state’s wild animal and the Eastern box turtle as the state reptile.
(RNS) It was approved by the Tennessee House last year. Now it's out of committee and heading back to the Senate.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) The state Senate referred the proposal to its Judiciary Committee, which is not scheduled to meet again this session.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) The Republican-controlled state House of Representatives voted 55-38 to approve the Bible as state book.