Tuesday, October 28, 2014

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Rebukes Houston’s Mayor Over Subpoena of Pastors’ Sermons

In a letter, Commissioner Peter Kirsanow rebuked Mayor Annise Parker of Houston, Texas.  In so many words, he proved she was in error for demanding that pastors turn over their sermons through a subpoena.  In his own words, he informed her how she is violating the freedom of The First Amendment.

According to BlackChristianNews.com, Kirsanow continued by claiming that no government institution should require private citizens to turn over personal communications that relate to important issues of the day, noting that pastors are private citizens with free-speech like anyone else.  In conclusion, he pointed out that the request is an “abuse of government power” and that it appears to punish pastors for sharing political views that are predicated upon their faith.   

God is truly using Commissioner Peter Kirsanow and we pray that the other commissioners who oppose Mayor Parker's subpoena of pastors to also confront her on this issue.

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Sends Scathing Letter of Rebuke to Houston’s Mayor Over Subpoena of Pastors’ Sermons

The battle over subpoenas issued by the city of Houston for pastors’ speeches and other communications has taken yet another turn, with a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights penning a letter to Mayor Annise Parker, lambasting the information request.

Commissioner Peter Kirsanow, who opened his letter by noting that he was writing on his own accord and not on behalf of the entire commission...Read full article, here.

Source and Photo: BlackChristianNews.com


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