Tag Archives: Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

States embrace religious liberty, spiritual awakening | Baptist Press

NASHVILLE (BP) — Still alarmed by subpoenas of sermons and correspondence for pastors who opposed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, resolutions on religious liberty and free speech were passed in more than a dozen state Baptist convention meetings this fall. … Continue reading

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Fayetteville, Arkansas: America’s Current Religious Liberty Battleground | Ronnie Floyd

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, is not just a big day for Fayetteville, Arkansas, but also for America. We believe it is America’s current religious liberty battleground. A Brief History Just over three months ago, the Fayetteville City Council passed what … Continue reading

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‘I Stand Sunday’ draws 6,000-plus in Houston | Baptist Press

HOUSTON (BP) — As pastors embroiled in a lawsuit against the city of Houston rallied thousands Sunday for the cause of religious liberty and with chants of “Let the people vote,” their cohorts in the battle also were crying out … Continue reading

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Transgender: When Psychological Identity Trumps Bodily Identity | Denny Burk

[…] Now that the gay marriage cause is all but won, sexual revolutionaries are turning their attention to the “T” in LGBT. Both Newsweek and Time have written cover stories in the last two years arguing that the transgender cause … Continue reading

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Houston mayor to drop subpoenas of ministers | Baptist Press

HOUSTON (BP) — The subpoenas will be withdrawn, Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced today (Oct. 29). The word “subpoenas” grabbed national attention after it became known that five Houston ministers were being subpoenaed for sermons and other private correspondence regarding … Continue reading

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How to Survive a Cultural Crisis | 9Marks

By Mark Dever | 10.23.2014 Public opinion appears to be changing about same-sex marriage, as are the nation’s laws. Of course this change is just one in a larger constellation. America’s views on family, love, sexuality generally, tolerance, God, and so much … Continue reading

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Sex: The New State Religion | themelios

Religious Freedom in America is dying.  Though this has been stated often, and ignored just as often, rolling one’s eyes at the statement doesn’t make it less true. The biggest irony here is that the vehicle being used–possibly in an … Continue reading

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Is It Wrong For Christians to Defend their Rights? | TGC | DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed

Christians in the West are familiar with apologetics as an intellectual or worldview exercise. We are less familiar with apologetics as a legal defense. This is an unfamiliarity that needs to be quickly remedied. With pastors facing subpoenas for their … Continue reading

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Southern Baptists: Let Your Voices Be Clear in Houston and Beyond | Ronnie Floyd

In an unprecedented action on October 14, the city attorneys of Houston, Texas, subpoenaed sermons and other communications from selected pastors who opposed the city’s HERO ordinance (formally called “Houston Equal Rights Ordinance”). This ordinance bans discrimination “on the basis … Continue reading

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Sermons Are “Fair Game” in Houston — The Real Warning in the Subpoena Scandal | AlbertMohler.com

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 … Continue reading

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

HOUSTON (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 … Continue reading

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Houston, We Have a Constitution | Moore to the Point

During the 1960 presidential election, John F. Kennedy traveled to Houston to assure Baptist ministers there that he was, in fact, committed to religious liberty and separation of church and state. The fear was that he, as a Roman Catholic, … Continue reading

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