Monday, November 03, 2014

Houston: Ground Zero in Obama's War on Christianity

Thousands of Christians gathered in Houston, Texas yesterday to demonstrate against one of President Obama's surrogate commanders in his war against religious liberty.  Unable to pass the Gay Agenda ENDA legislation in Congress, homosexualists have shifted to a divide-and-conquer strategy to defeat moral values one town at a time, exemplified by Houston's lesbian mayor's vow to silence Christians.
“Mayor [Annise] Parker, she’s so committed to her own agenda that she’s willing to trample on our right to vote, speak and practice our faith freely. My message to Mayor Parker, the city attorney and all those who have threatened our freedom is very simple: Let the people vote.”
-- Khanh Huynh, Senior Pastor, Vietnamese Baptist Church
UPDATE 11/4/15: Lesbian Mayor's Gay Agenda Defeated by Houston Voters

For background, read Houston Lesbian Mayor Subpoenas Pastors' Sermons as well as Homosexualists Admit Goal to End Religious Liberty

And read about President Obama's unilateral action against Christians: the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)

Also read Pastors Face Fines, Jail for Refusing 'Gay Wedding'

And read Gay Agenda will be Complete when Christians are Muzzled, Say Homosexualists as well as Senator Ted Cruz Says the Gay Agenda Ends Christian Liberty

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-- From "Houston Religious Leaders 'Stand Up' to Mayor Parker" by Eric Sharp, KTRH-AM740 (Houston, TX) 11/3/14

It was called “I Stand Sunday” and it was held last night at the Grace Community Church in southeast Houston.  It was in response to five local pastors who tried to get the city’s new equal rights ordinance on a ballot for voters by collecting petition signatures.  The city ended up throwing out many of the signatures and that prompted a lawsuit by the Houston Area Pastors Council.

During the course of the lawsuit the mayor’s office sent subpoenas for the sermons of five clergy. The mayor just last week ended up resending all of those subpoenas.  However the threat of government power infringing on religious beliefs sparked a nationwide debate of government over religion that culminated in the rally Sunday night.

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From "Thousands rally on behalf of Houston pastors hit with subpoenas" by Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times 11/3/14

I Stand Sunday, a combination church service and religious-freedom rally, drew an estimated 6,000 congregants to hear a high-profile line-up of speakers at Grace Community Church in Houston. The two-hour event was simulcast to nearly 700 churches and 3,000 home groups.

While the pastors were the focus, speakers warned that the Houston subpoenas represent only the latest example of a growing threat to religious liberty in the United States.

“And we wonder why it is we’re seeing the kinds of things we’re seeing in cities like Houston, Texas,” [former Arkansas Gov. Mike] Huckabee said. “I’ll tell you why. It’s because a lot of people in our churches have said, ‘I just don’t want to get involved.’ My dear friends, when the government comes to your pastor and says, ‘Cough up all of the sermons, sermon notes and correspondence that the pastor has had with his own parishioners,’ you are already involved.”

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From "Equal Rights Ordinance draws dueling rallies" by Theodore Schleifer & Karen Chen, Houston Chronicle 11/2/14

. . . Attendees heard video messages from Rick Santorum and Ted Cruz and received a flyer listing all officials and candidates who supported the event, almost all of whom are Republicans.

The local Republican Party has sensed that the [Houston Gay Agenda] ordinance could also politically motivate their base voters. After the subpoenas were issued, the party began advertising on the radio and sent mailers that framed Tuesday's election as a chance to send a message to [Mayor] Parker and her Democratic allies . . .

"It is time for us to wake up from our slumber," said Ronnie Floyd, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, to wild applause. "It is time for us that we understand that our greatest problem is not in the White House nor is it in the statehouse, but it is in the church house of Jesus Christ."

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From "Houston Mayor Withdraws Sermon Subpoenas, But Rally Against ‘Political Intimidation’ to Go Ahead" by Penny Starr, 10/29/14

Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Wednesday she has instructed city lawyers to withdraw subpoenas ordering five local pastors to turn over all sermons and other communications relating to their opposition to an ordinance that allows transgender people to use any public bathroom regardless of gender.

“It is extremely important to me to protect our Equal Rights Ordinance from repeal, and it is extremely important to me to make sure that every Houstonian knows that their lives are valid and protected and acknowledged,” [Mayor] Parker said.

“We are going to continue to vigorously defend our ordinance against repeal efforts.”

Despite Parker’s reversal on the subpoenas, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said . . . “As we have stated since the beginning of this intrusion into the private affairs of Houston churches; this is not about subpoenas, this is not about sermons, it is not even about biblical teaching on sexual immorality,” he said. “It is about political intimidation and the bullying by Mayor Parker that continues.”

“The citizens of Houston have a right to vote, and Mayor Parker has denied them that right,” Perkins added. “America must see the totalitarianism that accompanies the redefinition of marriage and human sexuality, which results in citizens being denied their most fundamental rights.”

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Also read American Decline: President Obama's Gay Agenda vs. Christians

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