After Petitioning Library for Equal Representation, Tennessee Pastors Network Celebrates Victory
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Tennessee Pastors Network (TNPN, www.tnpastors.net) is marking a victory at a local library.
TNPN President Dale Walker has been petitioning the Putnam County Library to give equal attention to Christian views and traditional marriage that at least match the promotion of the LGBTQ agenda during Pride Month.
“We feel this is important because Christians feel their biblical worldview is being marginalized in the Putnam County Library, and their children are not seeing a balanced display when they bring them in,” Walker said in a letter to the library. “This is offensive to many Christian families—that their view isn’t also presented equally.”
In response to its community, the library removed two displays earlier this month promoting LGBTQ materials to children and families. The library, Walker said, had showcased Pride Month in the children’s reading section. Multiple books, he added, were highlighted as recommended reading to promote the LGBTQ agenda. Few, if any, books, Walker said, promoted Christianity.
The library director responded to Walker that a new display “now contains only books celebrating families and togetherness,” along with a book about the Good Samaritan.
Despite the victory regarding the display, Walker said it is time pastors become involved in their communities when groups attempt to further their agendas.
“It is sad to see the moral decay in our culture, and the library should be a neutral environment rather than one to confuse the minds of little children,” he said. “Christian taxpaying families also shouldn’t have to deal with LGBTQ indoctrination when they walk through the doors of their public library. Christians still have a voice, and if we will just use it, we can make a difference in the cultural war that is raging. The church must not be silent in such a critical time, and we should exercise our religious liberties that came at great cost to our nation.”
Walker also noted that according to Pew Research, the Tennessee population is made up of 52% Evangelical Protestant and 13% Mainline Protestant.
“This totals 65% and this should easily prove that the biblical worldview of traditional marriage also deserves the same presentation that LGBTQ month is receiving at the Putnam County Library,” Walker said.
TNPN is a state chapter of the American Pastors Network (APN, www.americanpastorsnetwork.net), the largest national network dedicated to equipping pastors to be a voice for truth in the public square.
TNPN and APN offer pastors numerous online resources that help clergy choose sermon topics and find information for other church ministries. With some free and some paid resources, topics include abortion, apologetics, creation, the culture crisis, economics, education, the environment, history, homosexuality, Islam and marriage, along with many others.
The Tennessee Pastors Network encourages pastors to bring together biblical and constitutional principles in their sermons and provides resources to pastors throughout the state. For more information on TNPN, visit its website at www.tnpastors.net, its Facebook page or call (931) 260-5301.