Houston mayor withdraws subpoenas to five pastors

HOUSTON (TAB) — Houston mayor Annise Parker announced this morning that she is withdrawing the subpoenas that were issued to five local pastors, Christianity Today reported. Parker said, “It was never our intention to interfere with clergy and their congregants. I don’t want to have a national debate on freedom of religion when my purpose is to defend … a city ordinance.” The decision came after Parker had two meetings yesterday, one with local pastors and another with national clergy, according to The Houston Chronicle. As part of a protest to the lawsuit, which involves the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, the city hall received approximately a thousand Bibles.
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