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Houston Subpoenas Pastors’ Sermons in Equal Rights Ordinance Case, Prompting Outcry

posted on October 16, 2014

Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports at Religion News Service, “Houston has subpoenaed sermons given by local pastors who oppose an equal rights ordinance.” The ordinance, supported by Houston’s openly lesbian mayor, bans discrimination in businesses that serve the public and private employers, among other groups. The subpoenas were issued after a petition in opposition to the ordinance after the city’s attorneys determined that not enough signatures had been gathered to qualify for a ballot. Five pastors filed a motion to stop the subpoenas that they view as “overbroad, unduly burdensome, harassing, and vexatious.”

Read at Religion News Service