Drop pastor subpoenas, Texas AG to city atty | Baptist Press

Baptist PressHOUSTON (BP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott called on Houston city attorney Dave Feldman Oct. 16 to withdraw subpoenas requiring five pastors to submit their sermons to his office in regard to litigation against a new Houston Equal Rights Ordinance’s protections based on sexual orientation.

The pastors are part of a petition effort to repeal the ordinance, known as HERO among its supporters.

“Your aggressive and invasive subpoenas,” Abbott wrote in the letter addressed to Feldman, “show no regard for the very serious First Amendment considerations at stake.” Continue reading →

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