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Nashville’s mayor wants you to know the ‘Nashville Statement’ has nothing to do with her city

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.
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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.

An evangelical group Tuesday released a manifesto with anti-LGBT rhetoric called the “Nashville Statement.”

And the mayor of Nashville is not happy about it.

The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, a coalition of evangelicals, released the statement “to address current issues of sexuality,” according to a statement on the group’s website.

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The statement is broken down into 14 articles, with the first one stating that marriage should be the “union of one man and one woman, as husband and wife.”

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“We deny that God has designed marriage to be a homosexual, polygamous, or polyamorous relationship,” the statement continues.

The manifesto was the result of a meeting of evangelical leaders in the city late last week, according to the council’s website.

However, the manifesto led to a condemnation from Megan Barry, the mayor of Nashville.

As of Tuesday evening, #NashvilleStatement was trending nationally on Twitter.