By: Arlen Williams
As America’s charter, our Declaration of Independence does declare, our nation is founded upon self-evident truth. That is a necessary condition for a people sovereign under God in their own nation.
Do we now think adopting the oxymoron of “same-sex marriage” is about our society maturing rather than embracing the dementia and depravity brought on by denying natural law’s natural reality? About love and acceptance?
If so, why are the tyrannical tactics of Fascists and Marxists (and old King George III) now being applied against our natural rights, especially against those who love all people enough to tell the truth?
(Houston, TX)—The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity, or Annise Parker, Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor, says Fox News host Todd Starnes. (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)
“Those ministers who fail to comply,” he adds, “could be held in contempt of court.” Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawyers have since filed a motion to stop the subpoena. So what’s all the fuss about? As reported in Charisma News, Houston city officials are upset over a voter lawsuit filed after the City Council rejected valid petitions to repeal a law approved in June that allows members of the opposite sex into each other’s restrooms. The Houston Chronicle reported that opponents of the “bathroom bill” launched a petition drive that generated more than 50,000 signatures—more than the 17,269 needed to put a referendum on the ballot. The City Council threw out the petition in August citing “irregularities.”
Although Mayor Parker refused to speak with Todd Starnes, Stanley was quoted as telling the Fox News host that the mayor’s motives may be to publicly shame the ministers, possibly using their sermons to reveal them as “anti-gay bigots.” Said ADF Litigation Counsel Christiana Holcomb, “The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented. The City Council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions. Political and social commentary is not a crime; it is protected by the First Amendment.”
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At the site of the Family Research Council:
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Prior by Bub Unruh at WorldNetDaily: