The Latest New Developments:
Soon after that Tweet and huge national outrage Mayor Annise Parker changed her tune writing:
“We don’t need to intrude on matters of faith to have equal rights in Houston, and it was never the intention of the city of Houston to intrude on any matters of faith or to get between a pastor and their parishioners,’ Parker said. ‘We don’t want their sermons, we want the instructions on the petition process. That’s always what we wanted and, again, they knew that’s what we wanted because that’s the subject of the lawsuit.”
And then she blamed the Pastors and the people who came to their defense, saying it’s their fault:
“Opponents took advantage of the broad original language, Parker said, to deliberately misinterpret the city’s intent and spur what City Attorney David Feldman called a ‘media circus.’ …
So which Annise Parker are we supposed to believe???
Bryan Preston with PJ Media writes yesterday “Houston Mayor Annise Parker Lies, Renews Assault on City Pastors.”
So…Is the issue really over?
Lea Carawan, Executive Director of the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation says ” This story is a long way from being over. Just because the Mayor is whistling a different tune now does not mean that her true heart and intent wasn’t exposed in her tweet. Christians in America are having to fight daily for their rights, Pastors are having to fight for their free speech, and God is constantly being told to sit down and shut up in today’s America. What this Mayor did crossed a line and struck a huge nerve in America’s core, but she is in a long line of attacks on Christians in America. We’ve been fighting this fight for a while.” Carawan adds ” We strongly support Mike Huckabee’s push for Pastors across this country to flood the Houston Mayor’s office with sermons. I want to encourage Americans to also send bibles to the leaders in Houston. Pray for them. ”
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