Dec 4 2019
06:37 pm

Lee said he prays that Tennessee does not experience a school shooting, that the state’s opioid epidemic will diminish and that Tennessee’s educational outcomes improve. If thousands of people offer similar prayers, he believes God will impart his favor on Tennessee.

So much for separation of church and state.

I have no problem with praying. I do have a problem with people expecting positive results without taking any action.

R. Neal's picture

So in other words, Gov. Lee

So in other words, Gov. Lee and the TNGOP are powerless to address any pressing needs of Tennesseans and are instead throwing up their hands, abdicating their duties and responsibilities, and appealing to a higher power. Maybe they missed the part about God granting the exercise of free will? Whatever.

WhitesCreek's picture

In the mean time Governor Lee

In the mean time Governor Lee sits on billions of dollars that would have come to this state for Medicaid expansion while rural hospitals (11 so far) close and Tennesseans die. And in the mean time Governor Lee sits on $67 million intended to help poor Tennesseans because he doesn't see the need. Makes me sick!

billshearn's picture


Jesus wept. I stepped away from my religious upbringing many years ago but the TN GOP reinforces the reason why.

Mike Daugherty's picture

WWJD? Jesus would be holding

WWJD? Jesus would be holding the hands of the little children and other immigrants that Trump put in cages. Jesus would surely agree with FDR when he said "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."

The GOP platform contradicts the teachings of Jesus and any other religion based on love, kindness, and compassion for others. Jesus would certainly never be a Republican! Jesus would want Bill Lee to do the right thing and do his best to provide for the health and welfare of Tennesseans instead of taking care of the elite and powerful. Jesus would want Bill Lee to follow his teachings and not follow the Republican platform.

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