Baptist leaders decry Houston’s sermon subpoenas

HOUSTON (BP, TAB) — Southern Baptist Convention lead ethicist and president of the Ethics of Religious Liberty Commission Russell D. Moore has responded to the city of Houston’s act of issuing subpoenas for the sermons of pastors who oppose a new homosexual-transgender rights ordinance. Several pastors were affected by the subpoenas due to their leadership in opposing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. Moore said, “I am simply stunned by the sheer audacity of this. … The preaching of sermons … is of no concern to any government bureaucrat at all.” Those opposing the ordinance cite violation of the religious freedom of business owners who disagree with the mandate.
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