Not everyone in Tennessee is like this. I was born raised, and still live in Nashville. The issue is the Church of Christ. The CoC has always been known for intolerance. However, I did not find this out until I went to a CoC college. At the church I go to, which is NOT CoC, everyone is welcoming of everyone, regardless of sexual orientation. The CoC would say that my church is not really a church, but just about anything would be more of what Jesus considers a church than the Church of Christ.
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