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Of course the pastors read from scripts



A stack of these pages was left on a seat in the rear of the Hillsborough School Board auditorium on Tuesday, after a meeting that include more than 30 minutes of testimony from religious leaders concerned about transgender students chosing their own bathrooms.

"Don't be concerned that everyone is saying the same thing," the notice advises. Then, in bold type: "The object is to let them know that the Church is activated on this and if they don't listen to us there will be electoral consequences."

A policy vote is scheduled June 28, although it not specifically about restrooms, but about including the phrase "gender expression" in stated protections against harassment and discrimination.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 1:43pm]


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