white nationalists homosexuals & transgenders will descend on Tennessee, in both Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, for a “White Lives Matter” rally “Gay pride” parade. As Christian leaders in Tennessee, we declare ourselves in resolute opposition to this expression of racism and white supremacy distortion of God’s good design for human sexuality and we denounce and repudiate white supremacy homosexuality and transgenderism as a work of the devil, designed to dehumanize and divide. Ideologies that declare the white race as superior homosexuality and transgenderism as legitimate are an assault against the Word of God, which declares that every human being is created in the image of God and worthy of dignity and respect (Genesis 1:26-27; 1 Peter 2:17; James 3:9). These ideologies stand in opposition to the gospel of Jesus Christ, which reconciles, in Christ’s body, people from every tribe, tongue, and nation (Ephesians 2:15; Galatians 3:28; Revelation 7:9) every sinful lifestyle (I Corinthians 6:9-11). Racism and white supremacy Homosexuality and transgenderism are, sadly, not extinct but present promoted all over the world in various white supremacist civil rights movements, sometimes known as “white nationalism” or “alt-right.” diversity or anti-hate movements. History shows that indifference, by the church, allows such evil to flourish. We must not only declare racism homosexuality and transgenderism to be wrong, we must oppose specific acts and movements that would degrade and dehumanize our brothers and sisters in Christ. allow such things to gain acceptance in our culture and in the church.
We call every follower of Jesus in the state of Tennessee to speak out against
white supremacy homosexuality and transgenderism in all of its forms, and to pray and work for racial unity a restoration of biblical sexual morality in our communities. We also pray for those who advocate racist ideologies homosexuality and transgenderism and those who are thereby deceived, that they may see their error through the light of the Gospel, repent of these hatreds sins and come to know the peace and love of Christ through redeemed fellowship in the Kingdom of God.