Friday, August 31, 2007

TEP Responds to Attacks on Cohen


The attacks on Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Memphis) for his support of the Matthew Shepard Act continue to disturb fair-minded citizens across the country. Memphis area residents see the issue played out in the media almost every day.
When a few religious leaders spread distortions and set up an ambush in the guise of a forum, it is a scandal to public discourse and the values of truth and hospitality to others that religious communities have taught us for centuries.

The TEP Shelby County Committee has been actively working with GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign to coordinate a response so that reasonable voices for fairness are part of the discussion. Their work has also generated a high volume of calls and emails to Rep. Cohen's office in support of the courageous stand he has taken for an inclusive hate crimes bill. Please contact the Tennessee Equality Project for more information.

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