Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A suggestion for Houston pastors
I note with cynical amusement that the Houston city government has issued subpoenas demanding that certain pastors and churches hand over "any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court".
This is, of course, a flagrant violation of the First Amendment. I can't see it being upheld on appeal. However, I have a suggestion for the subpoena'ed pastors. If I were in their shoes, I'd offer to deliver the sermons . . . in person, preached aloud to the Mayor and City Council, in the presence of TV cameras that would broadcast the proceedings live throughout the city for all to hear.
That should make Her Honor the Mayor see . . . well, not red . . . pink, perhaps?