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Sen. Ted Cruz speaks out in support of Houston’s #StandWithPastors campain


Sen. Ted Cruz appeared Thursday night with Sean Hannity to draw some much needed media attention to the #StandWithPastors movement. What is Houston’s problem this time? As Breitbart Texas reports, Houston’s gender and sexual anti-discrimination ordinance, opposed by the pastors of hundreds of Houston churches, subpoenas their “constitutionally protected sermons and other communications.” As Cruz wrote on his website:

Religious liberty is the very first protection in the Bill of Rights, the foundation of all of our liberties. The City of Houston’s subpoenas demanding that pastors provide the government with copies of their sermons is both shocking and shameful. For far too long, the federal government has led an assault against religious liberty, and now, sadly, my hometown of Houston is joining the fight. This is wrong. It’s unbefitting of Texans, and it’s un-American. The government has no business asking pastors to turn over their sermons. These subpoenas are a grotesque abuse of power, and the officials who approved them should be held accountable by the people.

The #StandWithPastors hashtag has been adopted in opposition to Houston’s ordinance.

#StandWithPastors: http://t.co/wYHbnGzp5K pic.twitter.com/gmOZRz2PVd

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 16, 2014

@tedcruz This gay man supports religious freedom's 100%, and I will always stand by Ted Cruz. Free us from the Tyranny of the majority!

— Wayne G. (@WayneTCG) October 16, 2014

@tedcruz Love love love the pic.

— RedBrightandTrue (@RedBrightandTru) October 16, 2014

@tedcruz that is unacceptable.

— Peggy Haugh (@jaxbchgirl521) October 16, 2014

@tedcruz @redrivergrl We Texans aint gonna let that Happen.

— Wont Stand Down (@Rowdman53) October 16, 2014

Houston we have a problem How dare they ask for pastors for their sermons that violates our freedom of speech & religion #StandWithPastors

— Hell on Heels (@SassyHeelsGirls) October 17, 2014

Houston Mayor attack on Houston Churches is eerie similar to what Hitler did in the '30s #StandWithPastors

— Blake Hall (@blakehalltexas) October 16, 2014

Every Pastor in Houston should hand @AnniseParker a Bible since thats where they get message prep. They aren't hiding! #StandWithPastors

— sandy (@tnacgal) October 16, 2014

@tedcruz #StandWithPastors I did not give up 20 yrs of my life to give up freedoms. This Mayor needs to be impeached pic.twitter.com/rg9x3eMgbV

— Lonny Anthony Wedell (@lonnyonline) October 16, 2014

If you support the 1st Amendment, #StandWithPastors If you hate the 1st Amendment, don't #StandWithPastors

— Mitch Behna (@MitchBehna) October 16, 2014

#StandWithPastors BREAKING NEWS! Subpoenaed Houston pastors all report that their hard drives crashed and there are no backups.

— J Perry (@jlperry_jr) October 16, 2014

I don't care @ a person's sexual orientation. Not my business. BUT I do care when someone tries 2 interfere w free speech #StandWithPastors

— landofstacy (@landofstacy) October 17, 2014

#StandWithPastors Houston pastors should turn over their sermons like Holder and the IRS does. pic.twitter.com/NBrtqTGBqH

— J Perry (@jlperry_jr) October 16, 2014

Sincerely praying for Houston. #StandWithPastors

— Alan Blake Cossey (@23blakerz) October 17, 2014

If we can't pray in schools, you can't come in our churches and take our sermons. #StandWithPastors

— aSm (@Annermeg) October 16, 2014

@tedcruz: Is Houston going to subpoena the agenda and prayers of the mosques? #StandWithPastors

— Missy Combs (@MissyCombs38) October 16, 2014

Because I'm a preachers daughter and it pisses me off the government thinks they can control churches. #StandWithPastors

— aSm (@Annermeg) October 16, 2014

The City of Houston has no power to silence the Church! Take a #StandWithPastors today: http://t.co/J6oLZ4j88b

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 16, 2014

The only rights you have are the rights you fight to protect. #StandWithPastors

— Ty Coffey (@tycoffey) October 16, 2014




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