LIA Sues TN: Court Date Tomorrow

Not much to say except that I called the State of TN (yes the whole state) and found out that the Love in Action trial against the state begins tomorrow (Friday October 21, 2005) at 2:00 PM CST.

When I hear more, I will post it.

In talking with some friends we wonder, if LIA should win this case (meaning that their civil rights of free speech and religion had been violated), what precedent does this set? Will TN state law need to be changed? Will people with mental illness become more vulnerable to the sometimes well meaning and often times misguided practices of ministries who discount science in their pursuit to heal people.

Also in the news…

Anna Uhls, News Editor of The Ithacan, Ithaca College’s daily, ran a cover story today entitled Coming Out.

“I hadn’t come out to my parents yet,” (senior Nora McCaffrey) said. “I was terrified and unsure. I was scared they weren’t going to accept me ever again.”

McCaffrey said she was afraid she was going to break her parents’ hearts with the news that she was gay.

“It’s very unhealthy to have a secret,” said McCaffrey…“It eats away at you until you embrace it. I had such an unhappy life. I just couldn’t be happy about anything.”

Coming out is the process in which Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people inform other people about their sexual orientation. There are many aspects to coming out that can be difficult, but most agree that the hardest moment is telling their parents.

Later in the article they mention Love in Action and the lawsuit.

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  1. Christine on October 21, 2005 at 3:10 pm Reply

    Thanks for keeping us informed! I definitely agree with your concern about the folks in TN who struggle with mental illness…

    ~Christine

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