Gayle Jordan, Openly Atheist Candidate for Tennessee State Senate, Has Lost November 9, 2016

Gayle Jordan, Openly Atheist Candidate for Tennessee State Senate, Has Lost

Gayle Jordan, an open atheist running for the Tennessee State Senate in District 14, has lost her race.

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This is Jordan’s biography, as offered by the Freethought Equality Fund, which endorsed her back in June:

Gayle Jordan is seeking election to Tennessee’s State Senate, District 14. She identifies as an atheist and humanist, and is a member of Murfreesboro Freethinkers. Jordan is an attorney and serves as the executive director of Recovering From Religion. Jordan says she has “watched the legislature of my beloved state govern with unkind, uncaring, and unnecessary legislation, costing the state millions of dollars in legal battles. I listened as they made divisive and hateful statements regarding immigrants, refugees, members of the LBGT community, women, the uninsured, and the poor.” She is running to correct these injustices and end intrusive government overreach. Jordan is unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 4.

Jordan faced a strong Republican incumbent, so this outcome wasn’t really in doubt. We can still celebrate an atheist getting on the ballot.

(Portions of this article were published earlier)


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