Annise Parker, mayor of Houston, was handed another legal defeat in court on Tuesday. After being shamed for demanding that pastors submit their sermons to her when a petition was submitted to fight special LGBT rights regarding bathroom use, the mayor backed off and apparently re-grouped to try a different approach.
Her new approach was just as unconstitutional and repulsive as her first one. She submitted a motion to the court asking that the pastors be denied a jury trial of their peers, arguing that they did not have a right to a jury trial, but that they should make an appearance before an assigned “special master” for a summary judgment. It seems by using the term “special master,” the mayor thinks of the pastors as being beneath her and those of her mindset as if Bible-believing Christians are subhuman and of a lower class. All too often that seems to be what many socialist-leaning liberals tend to believe. Hence, their attempts in recent years to violate not only Christians’ constitutional rights, but our God-given ones as well.
Nevertheless, a judge ruled late yesterday (Tuesday, 1-13-2015) that a jury trial will move forward–that pastors, indeed, have a constitutional right to a trial by jury. Sane legal reasoning wins again against fascism.
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul… Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause. Psalm 35:11-12, 19
Source: Bob Unruh, Judge rejects lesbian mayor’s demand in transgender fight, WorldNetDaily, WND.com, January 14, 2015.