Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Christian Pastors and Leaders to Travel to Houston, TX this Tuesday to Hold News Conference Calling for Mayor Parker to Withdraw Subpoenas to Local Pastors
Pastors and Leaders to Travel to Houston, TX this Tuesday to Hold News
Conference Calling for Mayor Parker to Withdraw Subpoenas to Local
HOUSTON, Oct. 26, 2014 /Christian Newswire/
-- 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 will hold a news conference on Tuesday,
October 28, at 10:00 A. M.
The news conference will be held at 901 Bagby St. Houston, Texas.
the news conference, the Christian leaders will go to Mayor
Parker's office in hopes of securing a face to face meeting to share
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
Rev. Rob Schenck, President of the National Clergy Council, states,
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."
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, adds;
Parker, it is troubling that your city has moved forward with
such invasive actions which trample religious freedom guaranteed by the
First Amendment. This appears to be an attempt by your administration
to intimidate and silence pastors, churches and community leaders who
disagree with you on HERO. "It is our hope that Houston would
foster policies that would create an atmosphere of tolerance and
openness in the public square and embrace the principles of free speech
and the First Amendment.
"It is important for you to understand
that pastors and churches all across America are standing in
solidarity with the "Houston Five," as we fully understand this is not
just an attack on five local pastors but an attack on every church and
pulpit in America.
"In light of that, if the City of Houston
continues to move forward with these subpoenas, potential fines and
imprisonment for these pastors who refuse to comply, we will give a
national call inviting thousands of Christians to come to Houston and
stand for religious freedom, the First Amendment and free speech."
Rev. Keith Tucci, President of the League for the Defense of Christian Pastors, shares;
"The intolerance and misuse of power will not be treated as a inconvenience but a violation to worship God freely."
For more information or interviews call: Rev. Patrick Mahoney at 540.538.4741