Houston, we have a problem

There’s more than Ebola going on in Texas. The enemy of our souls doesn’t let up in one area of warfare just because we are distracted with another. The City of Houston has

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

Among those slapped with a subpoena is Steve Riggle, the senior pastor of Grace Community Church. He was ordered to produce all speeches and sermons related to Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality and gender identity.

The mega-church pastor was also ordered to hand over “all communications with members of your congregation” regarding the non-discrimination law.


“This is an attempt to chill pastors from speaking to the cultural issues of the day,” Riggle told me. “The mayor would like to silence our voice. She’s a bully.”

—Fox News

The enemy of our souls would like to silence all voices who speak the truth of the Gospel.

As a society I thought we were trying to teach our children not to bully. What does attempting to control the life and voice of others by using the rule of law when it suits your social philosophy, teach our children?  As Tod Starnes quotes from his book ‘Godless America,’ he predicted that one day the government, “under the guise of tolerance and diversity would try to silence American pastors” and deconstruct religious liberty.

While it seems to get darker by the day, we who know Christ,

are all sons of light, and children of the day:

we do not belong to the  night, or to darkness, so we should not go on sleeping as everyone else does, but stay awake and sober.


Night is the time for sleepers to sleep and drunkards to be drunk,

but we belong to the day and we should be sober;


let us put on faith and love for a breastplate

and the hope of salvation for a helmet.

—1 Thessalonians 5: 5-8


And let’s bring that faith, love and hope to those who belong to the night.

St Theresa of Avila, pray for us.





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