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Parker Claims Pastors Lied

‘Sermon Safeguard’ Bill Pre-filed to Protect Religious Liberty of Texas Clergy

Two Texas state senators have pre-filed a bill which is intended to protect the religious liberty and First Amendment freedoms of clergy in the Lone Star State. Pastors have been under attack in Texas and their sermons sought to be compelled during litigation by a government unit. The pastors were in a fight over a transgender bathroom ordinance at the time they were subpoened.

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Texas Pastors Slam Georgia’s Demand to Review Sermon Notes

HOUSTON, Texas — The head of a national and state pastors organization based in Houston said, “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Georgia’s demand is even worse than when the Mayor of Houston demanded 17 different categories of materials, including sermons, from the seven of us.” The pastors say they are outraged about the State of Georgia asking for copies of a pastor’s sermons in litigation there.

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Religious Liberty Under Assault, Texas Senate Holds Hearings

The First Amendment and religious liberty has been under assault in Texas, and the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee held a hearing and took testimony to begin to look at potential solutions to propose during the 2017 legislative session.

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‘Caitlyn’ Jenner Attended Houston Megachurches for ‘Photo Ops’

HOUSTON, Texas – While in Houston filming his reality TV show and making other stops, “Caitlyn” Jenner and members of his film crew attended two megachurches whose pastors had been very vocal against Houston’s proposed “bathroom ordinance.” Rev. Dave Welch of the US Pastor Council called the events at the Christmas services, “photo ops.”

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LGBT Crowd Goes After Texas State Rep Who Didn’t Want Men in Ladies’ Restrooms

The LGBT lobby has been in full-throttle since a conservative Texas state representative filed bills which would undermine its agenda. The Washington, D.C., based LGBT advocacy group has flooded Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) with public information requests seeking all communications of any sort with pastors, faith organizations, and others – in all, 43 conservative and religious groups and individuals.

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Hillary Spars with Texas Governor over Houston’s Refusal to Allow Men in Ladies’ Rooms

Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sparred on twitter on election day with Texas Governor Greg Abbott over Houston’s transgender “bathroom ordinance.” Hillary Clinton injected herself into Houston’s bathroom ordinance vote again and responded to the Texas Governor’s election day tweet urging Houstonians to vote against the ordinance.

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No Men in Ladies’ Restrooms, Say MLB All-Star Berkman and Houston Texans Owner McNair

HOUSTON, Texas — Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, and former Houston Astros and six-time MLB All-Star player Lance Berkman, are opposing an ordinance that would allow transgendered men to use women’s restrooms in Houston. The ordinance has been dubbed by the chairman of the Harris County, Texas, Republican Party as “Mayor Parker’s Sexual Predator Protection Act.”

Parker Claims Pastors Lied

Texas Senate Bill Protects Pastors from Overbearing Government

Pastors and their sermons have moved one step closer to protection under Texas law. State Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston) received unanimous approval for Senate Bill 2048, a bill necessitated by the actions of Mayor Annise Parker when she issued subpoenas to