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18 "tennessee" Tagged Articles


Monday, Apr. 19th, 2021

After a year of living life online, do distinctions like ‘online church’ even matter anymore?

How designations like ‘online church’ and ‘online ordination’ have changed after a year of connecting with loved ones and communities online, Zoom, and Skype, and the power of technology to bring us together.
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Wednesday, Apr. 14th, 2021

Fact Check: Do you need multiple online ordinations to protect your standing as a minister and wedding officiant?

You want to make sure your minister credentials are up to the legal task when it’s time to marry someone, and sign and file the marriage license. But do you need multiple ordinations to protect your standing as a minister?
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Wednesday, Apr. 7th, 2021

A queer Tennessee Minister talks about the importance of online ordination, and the state’s discriminatory new law

A queer wedding officiant in Nashville, Tennessee talks about the importance of online ordination in the LBTQ IA+ community as the fight against the state’s anti-online ordination law continues.
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Tuesday, Apr. 6th, 2021

Tennessee Update: The fight to protect the rights of online-ordained ministers rolls on

An update from American Marriage Ministries on the fight against Tennessee's discriminatory anti-online ordination law SB 1377 / HB 0213. With information on how ministers and couples can protect themselves when applying for or filing marriage licenses with the county.
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Friday, Oct. 2nd, 2020

“Having the care of souls” as an online-ordained minister: How wedding officiant ministers exceed the legal standards of state marriage law requirements.

Tennessee lawmakers have incorrectly applied the phrase "having the care of souls" to discriminate against ministers that are ordained online. Learn how online ordained ministers meet all the requirements, and how they care for souls as wedding officiants in their communities.
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Thursday, Jun. 25th, 2020

AMM’s In-person Ordination Tour in Tennessee: A Look Back – and Forward

We reflect on the powerful experience of going to Tennessee one year ago to offer ministers in-person ordination ahead of the state's anti-online ordination law SB1377/HB0213
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Wednesday, Jun. 10th, 2020

An Update from AMM on Tennessee's Anti-Online Ordination Law

An update from American Marriage Ministries on the fight against Tennessee's discriminatory anti-online ordination law SB1377/HB0213
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Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020

Tennessee Lawmakers move to strip same-sex couples of marriage equality (again)

Tennessee Republicans are once again attacking marriage equality, this time arguing that same-sex marriage is "indecent" and unconstitutional.
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