Mayor Of Houston Backs Down After Major Backlash

PolitiChicks.comWhen the mayor of Houston demanded that pastors turn over their sermon notes, there was a huge public outcry over Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech. Mayor Annise Parker, an outspoken lesbian, has a history of pushing the envelope, and for the large part, she has gotten away with it. Finally, she is backing down after her most outrageous attempt at infringing on common decency and Constitutional principles. She IS in Texas, after all. Did she honestly expect anything different?

Recent years have seen agendas that run contrary to traditional American values exponentially encroaching further and further into the lives of the everyday person. Behaviors that were once relegated to a few places like New Orleans, Las Vegas, or Hollywood, or kept behind closed doors are now being shoved down the throats of people by the very people who whine and cry and bellyache about others judging them or shoving religion down their throats. People are growing weary of the intolerance of the “tolerant” crowd, and increasingly they are pushing back.

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The demand for pastors to turn over their sermons was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.

On Wednesday, Mayor Parker tweeted to her followers, “If the 5 pastors used pulpits for politics, their sermons are fair game. Were instructions given on filling out anti-HERO petition?-A.”

An outcry arose, not just in Houston, and not just among pastors. Pastors’ sermons are not fair game. They are protected by the First Amendment Freedom of Religion.

The story of the subpoena issued by the city of Houston to pastors has circulated in some form or other in a wide number of media outlets, including The Inquisitr. Petitions are widely circulating, and social media has taken the story far and wide. The actions of the mayor of Houston are firing up the passions of Patriots, conservatives, Christians, and lovers of liberty everywhere. According to Freedom Outpost, people are refusing to take this unconstitutional demand lying down.

Maybe it takes something so egregious, so antithetical to every value and principle that Constitutional Americans hold dear to cause them to rise up and say, “This stops here.”


Terri LaPoint

Alabama PolitiChick Terri LaPoint is a passionate advocate for families and for pro-life issues. She writes for Medical Kidnap, a division of Health Impact News, working to reunite families and expose injustice that is destroying families all across America. She is a contributing author to the book, Medical Kidnapping: A Threat to Every Family in America. Terri is a regular guest on blogtalk radio programs which advocate for families, and she loves speaking to audiences of any size. Her first article to be published was entitled "Birth and Freedom" in Midwifery Today, which encourages and inspires women to fight for the Constitutional and God-given rights they already have. She was part of the early Tea Parties in Trussville, Alabama, and was involved with the Trust Birth movement from its beginning. Terri holds a B.S. in Cultural Anthropology/World Missions, with minors in Bible/Theology and Behavioral Science. After college, she trained as a midwife and breastfeeding educator. This broad experience has helped equip her for the work that she does now as a voice for so many who are voiceless. She has enjoyed being an extra in several movies. She is a mom with four wonderful children, and has been married to the love of her life for more than 25 years. She loves Jesus with all her heart, and she dares to believe that America is still worth fighting for. Follow Terri on Facebook and on Twitter: @TerriLaPoint

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