As WND reported Monday, the subpoena came in the city’s legal defense of a “non-discrimination” measure that allows “gender-confused” people to use public restrooms designated for the opposite sex.
“Religious liberty is the very first protection in the Bill of Rights, the foundation of all our liberties,” he said. “The city of Houston’s subpoenas demanding that pastors provide the government with copies of their sermons is both shocking and shameful.”
The subpoenas were issued to five pastors after opponents of the ordinance filed a lawsuit. The pastors were part of a coalition of Houston-area churches that opposed the law, but they were not part of the lawsuit.
Representing the pastors, the Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a motion to quash the city’s demands to see the sermons, arguing the pastors are not party to the suit.
Parker, a lesbian, has admitted the anti-discrimination ordinance is “all about” her and her lifestyle.