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.


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.