Houston Sermon Subpoenas Feared To Be Republican Fundraising Tools

Mark 13:13 “You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”

The recent incidents in Houston where the government tried to seize the sermons of pastors critical of city government actions is now coming under fire from those on the left-wing who fear a backlash that could harm them at the ballot box.

The anti-Christian organization Americans United for the Separation of Church and State has posted a piece posted by member Rob Boston which says that incident will harm those who are trying to keep Christians from having their views in the public arena.

“The officials have handed the Religious Right an incredible public relations victory,” wrote Boston, adding that “this incident has become fodder for the Religious Right’s ‘we’re being persecuted’ campaign. At the end of the day, that’s what’s so unfortunate about the city’s misstep: These subpoenas will launch a thousand right-wing fund-raising letters.”

The demands came after many Christian groups protested and spoke out about a law that would force public locations within the city to allow various actions considered possibly dangerous, including allowing men to use women’s bathrooms.

The subpoenas have drawn condemnation from even major anti-Christian organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union.

The city is angered that over 50,000 signatures were collected on a petition over overturn their law, which city attorney David Feldman dismissed as being mostly invalid.  The issue will go before a court in January.

One thought on “Houston Sermon Subpoenas Feared To Be Republican Fundraising Tools

  1. You may need to check this out. I first saw a female pastor being accused by a towns mayor. And the story grew from that point on. Don’t put it past the DOC to turn the tables on their opposition. They did it during Watergate…The truth of that story has never been told.

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