Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Houston mayor pushes a little too much, a little too fast

So much for the attempt to subpoena pastor's sermons, at least for the moment. In case you hadn't heard, the mayor of Houston - called the first openly lesbian mayor to hold office in Houston - had the idea to enforce the city's recent non-discrimination laws by demanding records of area pastors' homilies and sermons. You know, to make sure everything was on the up and up.

Of course, once backlash hits, then suddenly up come the cries of 'Oh goodness, this was never the intent. We would never think to encroach on religious freedom! Furthest thing from our minds.'

How unfortunate it was construed a certain way, says the mayor. Yeah, that was the problem. How it was construed. Not, you know - the content, the attitude behind it.

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