The Tennessee Equality Project extends our welcome to Joe Davis, husband of Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, to Nashville on Thursday.
Joining an august body of divines known as the Tennessee Pastors Network, Davis will speak at a rally at the Capitol whose topics include "gay marriage, terrorism, education, health care and religious liberty," according to the Associated Press. Speakers at the rally will reveal whether they support or oppose the items on this list.
When he crosses into Tennessee, Mr. Davis will find a state where all the county clerks are in compliance with the Supreme Court's marriage ruling and have been for several weeks. And when he enters Nashville he will be in a city whose current mayor and mayor-elect are strong allies of the LGBT community and whose county clerk was among the first in Tennessee to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Nashville has a long history of performers heading downtown and trying to make it big and we wish Mr. Davis luck. Our advice--connect with a better songwriter and work on harmonizing. A recent poll says most Americans aren't singing your tune.
As Minnie Pearl used to say, "HOWDY!"