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Lesbian mayor of Houston loses another legal round vs. pastors

Houston mayor Annise ParkerAnnise 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.

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4 thoughts on “Lesbian mayor of Houston loses another legal round vs. pastors

  1. It’s astonishing that a mayor would be so one sided and intolerant toward people who do not share her beliefs and predilections. I’m sure that many pastors have their sermons available online for all to consume. It will be interesting to see if she acts on her prejudice.

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    1. Ted,

      I think some of the actions of the current U.S. President (i.e. the contraceptive mandate) and atheist organizations have emboldened this mayor’s warped thinking. As I’ve quoted before elsewhere on this blog, the late atheist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “Liberal institutions straightaway cease from being liberal the moment they are soundly established: once this is attained no more grievous and more thorough enemies of freedom exist than liberal institutions.” I generally don’t agree with atheists, but he was spot on.

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