A group of Christian pastors and leaders will stand in solidarity with Houston pastors and send a clear message that the faith community will not be bullied or intimidated into surrendering their religious freedoms and rights.
The clergy will then conduct an afternoon prayer vigil outside of the office of Houston City Attorney David Feldman at 2 p.m.
Christian pastors and national leaders to travel to Houston on Tuesday to hold a news conference calling for Mayor Parker to withdraw subpoenas to local pastors.The City of Houston has demanded pastors turn over all their speeches, presentations and other materials related to their comments on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).
The Christian Defense Coalition, the National Clergy Council and the League for the Defense of Pastors were scheduled to hold a news conference today, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m.
After the news conference, the Christian leaders planned to go to Mayor Parker’s office in hopes of securing a face-to-face meeting to share their concerns.
The faith leaders will also discuss launching a national campaign to address Houston’s troubling crushing of the First Amendment and religious freedom should Houston fail to withdraw the subpoenas.
Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council, states:
“Regardless of what the mayor’s and city’s intentions are or were, this is an egregious violation of a fundamental human right and constitutionally protected freedom. History proves violations like this must be challenged early and relentlessly.”Church leaders of all denominations are organizing to support our colleagues in Houston. We will not rest until justice is preserved and protected… Read More
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