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Houston to pastors: Forget your sermons, now we want your speeches

Five Christian pastors will no longer have to turn their sermons over to attorneys for the city of Houston. Instead, they will be forced to turn over their <i>speeches</i> related to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).<p>I don’t mean to point out the obvious here – but what do those attorneys think a …

Houston backs off church sermon subpoenas in transgender ‘bathroom bill’ fight

After calling church sermons “fair game” for subpoena, Houston Mayor Annise Parker backed down Wednesday from the city’s effort to force local …

Houston strikes sermons from subpoena

Houston’s city leaders claim they no longer want pastors’ sermons, but they’re still demanding access to their personal communication.<p>The city “still …

Pastors to mayor: Don’t mess with Texas pulpits

Christians across the nation are mobilizing to defend a group of Houston pastors who were ordered by the city to turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity issues or Houston mayor. Their message is simple – Don’t Mess with Texas Preachers.<p>Dave Welch, the executive director of …

Ted Cruz: Houston Mayor 'Should Be Ashamed' Over Subpoenas Sent To Pastors

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed Houston, Texas' openly gay Mayor Annise Parker after attorneys working for the city sent subpoenas to several pastors in the city, asking them to turn over "all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO [the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance], the Petition, …

Texas Attorney General tells Houston city hall: Stop bullying Christians

Stop bullying people of faith.<p>That’s the bottom line of a harshly-worded letter written by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to Houston City Attorney David Feldman.<p>Feldman’s office sent subpoenas to five Houston pastors last month demanding that they turn over any sermons dealing with …

England Is Suffering a World Cup Cocaine Shortage

We spoke to some dealers who aren't happy at all.<p><i>Photo by Giorgi Nieberidze</i><p>If there's one thing English people love more than cocaine, it's football. However, fans up and down the country might have a tough time getting a buzz on during the World Cup, due to an unprecedented coke drought. …

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