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FRONT PAGE  |  8/19/2019
SATURDAY, OCT 18, 2014  |  7 comments
Houston sermon subpoenas unite Baptists
The city of Houston has managed to unite Baptists divided on other issues to speak with one voice on an application of their shared belief in religious freedom -- that the government should not subpoena sermons.

Baptists on both sides of a divide from the days of the conservative resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) urged Houston Mayor Annise Parker in a letter Thursday (Oct. 16) to concede that the city's subpoenas of sermons and other pastoral communications were wrong and will not be repeated. In a suit against the city, lawyers for Parker's administration have issued broad subpoenas to four pastors and a ministry leader who oppose the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, known as HERO among the homosexual-transgender ordinance's supporters.

City Attorney Dave Feldman, in another development, struck the word "sermons" from the subpoenas today (Oct. 17). But attorneys for the ...


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Veritas | This side of Heaven  Find all comments by Veritas
She has a little bit of power..it wont ladt, its only temporal, no Government is. Christianity endures.
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News Item10/19/14 9:41 AM
penned  Find all comments by penned
Rodney K. wrote:
They should be on the lookout for sermons written in crayon.
uh-oh
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News Item10/19/14 12:43 AM
Rodney K. | Tennessee  Contact via emailFind all comments by Rodney K.
They should be on the lookout for sermons written in crayon.
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News Item10/18/14 8:52 PM
R. K. Borill | Baton Rouge, Louisiana  Find all comments by R. K. Borill
Houston has a strong mix of foreign religions ranging from Hindu to Muslims. Were any of these subpoenaed?
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News Item10/18/14 10:05 AM
Troll Spotter  Find all comments by Troll Spotter
SteveR wrote:
""The city of Houston has managed to unite Baptists divided on other issues to speak with one voice on an application of their shared belief in religious freedom --""
Divided over Biblical Mandates & Principles just united in their Constitutional 'right' to cushy tax free status without tribulation
Any worse than your cowardly doctrinal compromise?
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News Item10/18/14 9:50 AM
pennnned  Find all comments by pennnned
I'm glad they've spoken up. However, I pray it is according to the words Christ has given them to say, not their flesh! Time for people to pray for God to be glorified through a pure and righteous message, not power struggles.
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News Item10/18/14 9:40 AM
SteveR | Mt Zion  Find all comments by SteveR
""The city of Houston has managed to unite Baptists divided on other issues to speak with one voice on an application of their shared belief in religious freedom --""

Divided over Biblical Mandates & Principles just united in their Constitutional 'right' to cushy tax free status without tribulation

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