The time has finally come.
I knew that it would, but I didn’t think it would be happening this soon.
Same-sex marriage and the church’s sincerely held religious belief against homosexuality is butting heads and it is religious freedom that’s taking a back seat.
From FOX News:
“The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn 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.”
It’s bad enough that a politician is using their political power to intimidate local churches, but for the City of Houston to file legal documents to review a pastor’s communication with their parishioners is a clear violation of religious freedom — as well as freedom of speech. If nothing else, this has a chilling effect on free speech, something that is undoubtedly unconstitutional.
Ironically enough — and not even constitutionally founded — this action flies directly in the face of ‘separation between church and state.’ But then again, the State has been meddling in the act of marriage — a religous institution — for decades.
How much longer will the Church stay silent on religious freedom?
What started out as a cultural revolution to normalize homosexuality and legalize same-sex marriage is quickly turning into an attack on religous freedom.
Is your pastor next?