TN representatives draft 'Tennessee Pastor Protection Act' after Supreme Court ruling

TENNESSEE (KFVS) - A Tennessee representative announced that he's working to draft the "Tennessee Pastor Protection Act" in response to the Supreme Court's Friday ruling in favor of gay marriage.

Representative Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro) said the bill will be designed to protect all religious clergy from performing same sex marriages, as well as providing legal protection from being forced to perform same sex marriages on church property.

State Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) is a primary co-sponsor of the bill.

Holt said he has no plans to recognize the Court's ruling as being valid.

"The Court has made it clear that they have no intention to uphold the principles of separation of power," Hold said. "It's more important now than ever that we stand and resist the abuse of our own government and that is exactly what I plan to do by lobbying for the Pastor Protection Act with Rep. Terry

Terry said he worries that the ruling will set off a chain reaction in judicial activism.

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