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19 "tennessee" Tagged Articles


Thursday, Dec. 30th, 2021

TN Update: Federal lawsuit to protect online-ordained ministers continues forward

An update from American Marriage Ministries on the fight against Tennessee's discriminatory anti-online ordination law SB 1377 / HB 0213, including the curre...
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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 onli...
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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 ...
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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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