Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Houston Mayor and Council P*ssing on 1st Amendment


The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Democrat Annise Parker, the city's first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court.

"The city's subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented," Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. "The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions."

ADF, a nationally known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five Houston pastors. They filed a motion in Harris County court to stop the subpoenas arguing they are "overbroad, unduly burdensome, harassing, and vexatious."
"Political and social commentary is not a crime," Holcomb said. "It is protected by the First Amendment."

The subpoenas are just the latest twist in an ongoing saga over the Houston's new "non-discrimination" ordinance. The law, among other things, would allow men to use the ladies room and vice versa. The city council approved the law in June.
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The Houston Chronicle reported opponents of the ordinance launched a petition drive that generated more than 50,000 signatures – far more than the 17,269 needed to put a referendum on the ballot.
 

However, the city threw out the petition in August over alleged irregularities.

After opponents of the bathroom bill filed a lawsuit the city's attorneys responded by issuing the subpoenas against the pastors.
The pastors were not part of the lawsuit. However, they were part of a coalition of some 400 Houston-area churches that opposed the ordinance. The churches represent a number of faith groups – from Southern Baptist to non-denominational.

UPDATE: As happens in a lot of similar cases, once their dirty little secret go out, they backed off on their illegal plan.



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Hillary charges public university $225,000 to give a speech on the high cost of tuition

That's the joke.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

THIS is How You Secure Your Borders


Polar Bear Hunting in Champaign, IL

Four incidents of mob action, battery and strong armed robbery that occurred in the early morning hours Saturday caused the University Police Department to issue a public safety advisory.
Between 3:30 a.m. and 4:10 a.m. there were four similar incidents where individuals (5 victims) who were walking in the campus area were approached and battered for no apparent reason. Based on the circumstances, it is possible that all victims were battered by the same group of suspects. In one incident, the suspects exited two vehicles, battered the victim and left the area in the vehicles. In the other cases it appears the suspects were walking together in a group just prior to battering the victims. During some of these encounters, the suspects would ask the victim for an item or verbalize general threats just prior to the battery. One victim had a cell phone taken. None of the victims sustained major injuries, but some did seek medical treatment for cuts and bruises.
         In all the cases, the victims described the suspects as a group of black males. The number in the group ranged from 6 to 8. One victim stated the suspects appeared around 25 years old and were dressed in tee shirts and jeans. Another victim stated the suspects exited two vehicles prior to the battery and described the vehicles as a SUV and a passenger car.

Guess Who Went Down to Ferguson to Get Themselves Arrested on Purpose?




Monday, October 13, 2014

Madame Secretary??

I have been watching the new Tea Leone show which has been widely described as a Hillary Clinton vehicle. I was keeping an open mind right up until they almost de rigor-ly referred to a Texas senator as "red neck".

Shame.

Just a Reminder