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Mayor Barry rebukes 'Nashville Statement' by Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry rebuked a "Nashville Statement" issued by The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood coalition, calling it "poorly named" and saying it does not represent the city's values. PHOTO: Mayor Megan Barry Twitter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has rebuked a "Nashville Statement" issued by The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood coalition, calling it "poorly named" and saying it does not represent the city's values.

The coalition for biblical sexually released their "Nashville Statement" on Tuesday, consisting of 14 "Articles."

Among them are the denial "God has designed marriage to be a homosexual, polygamous, or polyamorous relationship." Article 5, appearing to be aimed at the transgender community, states "We DENY that physical anomalies or psychological conditions nullify the God-appointed link between biological sex and self-conception as male or female."

Aricle 7 expands, stating homosexual or transgender self-conception is not consistent with God's holy purposes.

The statement has been signed by evangelicals and pastors throughout the country, with more church leaders being urged to sign as well via a Twitter campaign. The statement comes after a meeting of evangelical leaders last Friday which was hosted by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission during its national conference which addressed "issues related to human sexuality."

The "Nashville Statement" is what came out of the meeting.

Mayor Barry responded to the statement on Twitter, saying the organization's "so-called "Nashville Statement" is poorly named and does not represent the inclusive values of the city & people of Nashville."

See the Full Statement by the CBMW below or CLICK HERE.


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