Houston mayor says pastors do not have to turn over their sermons after all

Oct 30, 2014 by

By Ben Johnson, LifeSite: After intense backlash from around the nation, the mayor of Houston has backed down and said five of the city’s pastors do not have to turn over copies of their sermons on homosexuality and “gender identity” to the city. The city had issued a subpoena for the pastors’ sermons after five area clergy began an effort to repeal a city ordinance granting special rights to homosexuals and transgender people – such as giving them the same housing and employment...

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Gay activists launch all-out campaign to stop Australian Christian conference

Oct 29, 2014 by

By Andrew Smith, LifeSite: Gay activists in Australia have launched a furious campaign to convince Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten to pull out of speaking at theAustralian Christian Lobby‘s national conference this weekend, and to pressure the hotel hosting the event to cancel. While gay activists had previously achieved notable success in convincing politicians to withdraw from the World Congress of Families event in Melbourne in August, this case has a twist, in that Shorten...

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City threatens to arrest ministers for refusing to marry gays

Oct 22, 2014 by

From AFA: The city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is threatening two ordained Christian ministers with arrest if they refuse to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. The Hitching Post Wedding Chapel is across the street from the Kootenai County Clerk’s office, which issues marriage licenses. Last week, Donald Knapp and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run the chapel, respectfully declined to perform a same-sex “marriage” ceremony. According to the Coeur d’Alene city attorney,...

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Sermons Are “Fair Game” in Houston — The Real Warning in the Subpoena Scandal

Oct 20, 2014 by

By Albert Mohler: The scandal over the subpoenas issued to several Houston-area Christian pastors continues, even after the city refiled legal documents, removing the word “sermons” from the demand. They have clearly not removed the scandal from their city, and from the administration of Mayor Annise Parker. As the mayor’s own comments make abundantly clear, she stands at the center of the scandal. When news broke earlier this week that the attorneys working for the City of Houston had issued...

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Global Petition: Stand with Houston’s pastors

Oct 16, 2014 by

PLEASE SIGN BELOW: Houston is home to one of NASA’s most sophisticated space centers — but even it would have trouble finding signs of intelligence in the local Mayor’s office. The city’s highest official is blowing past the First Amendment at warp speed — and lighting a political powder keg in the process. After four years of forcing her extreme agenda on the city, Mayor Annise Parker may have finally picked a fight she’s bound to regret. Five months after bullying her way into a Houston-wide...

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Global Petition: Stand with Houston’s pastors

Oct 16, 2014 by

PLEASE SIGN BELOW: Houston is home to one of NASA’s most sophisticated space centers — but even it would have trouble finding signs of intelligence in the local Mayor’s office. The city’s highest official is blowing past the First Amendment at warp speed — and lighting a political powder keg in the process. After four years of forcing her extreme agenda on the city, Mayor Annise Parker may have finally picked a fight she’s bound to regret. Five months after...

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