Standing against hateful policies

Standing against hateful policies. A reflection & a call to action. As I began what may be my final year of service on Nashville’s Metro Council, it was my turn to organize an invocation–often that’s simply inviting a local faith leader from one’s district, and I have been pleased to have a youth minister from First Presbyterian and Rabbi Laurie Rice from Congregation Micah as my guests over the years. But this year, after so much hateful legislation at the state level, and in response to those who often are aligned with that legislation quoting the Reverend Martin Luther King, I chose to speak my own words about the work we do and the moment in which we find ourselves together.