UPDATE: The fight is not over. The petty dictator squatting in the Houston mayor’s office told a group of clergy that she STILL has no intention of allowing the citizens of Houston to vote on the bathroom bill.
Background: Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor Annise Parker is a big fan of what she calls “Equal Rights” legislation and the rest of us call “the bathroom bill”, because it would allow individuals to use whatever bathrooms they decide match their “gender self-identity” rather than than their biological gender.
More than 50,000 supporters signed a petition demanding the whole city be permitted to vote on it. The city attorney threw them away, alleging there were not enough legitimate signatures.
A lawsuit ensued, giving the city attorney an excuse to issue subpoenas demanding the five Houston pastors who delivered the petitions turn over all sermons, speeches and correspondence dealing with homosexuality, gender identity and the city’s Equal Rights ordinance. Since the pastors were not party to the lawsuit, this amounted to a straight up case of political bullying and violation of First Amendment rights.
The story went public and Houston City Hall was deluged with telephone calls, letters, emails. Hundreds of Bibles and sermons were shipped to the mayor and attorney, resulting in the mayor issuing the following statement: “After much contemplation and discussion, I am directing the city legal department to withdraw the subpoenas issued to the five Houston pastors who delivered the petitions.”
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