From Bryan Fischer at BarbWire.com:
The mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, is determined, like the Gruppenfuhrer of the Gay Gestapo that she is, to trample on every freedom enshrined in our First Amendment. She is out to shred whatever remains of religious liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right to petition the government for the redress of grievances.
The mayor is responsible for Houston’s “bathroom bill,” which requires women to let sexually confused men use their bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities. Houston’s pastors opposed this egregious ordinance as something which is grossly immoral and an unconscionable invasion of women’s privacy. (If you’re looking for your “war on women,” Mayor Parker is now your commander-in-chief.)
Houston’s pastors rose up as one to oppose this grievously wrongheaded ordinance by supporting a petition drive to give the voters the opportunity to overturn it at the ballot box. The city council rejected their petition, even though it contained three times the number of signatures required. And so the pastors sued the mayor, as well they should.
The mayor, in turn, is now demanding sermon notes and all private communications on this matter from five leading Houston pastors. This of course represents a brutal pummelling of their freedoms of religion, speech and petition.
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