Pastors rise up to challenge same-sex bathrooms

male_female_bathroomsHOUSTON, Texas – In Texas, the biggest city in the biggest Republican county has just adopted an Equal Rights Ordinance that, according to critics, already is being used by men to enter women’s restrooms on the grounds they consider themselves women.

The ordinance was adopted 11-6 by the Houston City Council on the insistence of lesbian Mayor Annise Parker, who has acknowledged it’s “all about me.”

But Rev. Dave Welch, founder of the U.S. Pastor Council, is leading a petition drive for a citywide referendum on the ordinance, charging the will of citizens is being ignored.

The City Council’s approval prompted a mass exodus from the session of local black pastors who had come to speak against the ordinance.

“It was clear that enough council members had decided to vote with Annise Parker’s personal agenda over the clear will of the people and basic decency in this act of thumbing their nose at respected black clergy who represented all of us,” he said.

“Our only way of showing that we understood what had happened and to respond effectively was to vote with our legs,” he said.

Welch said many Houston churches are galvanized.

“We are very enthused by the massive coming together of pastors and churches in every corner of Houston,” he said.

Meanwhile, there have been reports of homosexual activists threatening and attacking workers gathering petition signatures.

Trenton Pool said he was mugged and beaten outside a store while circulating petitions. His top petition gatherer, he said, was assaulted at a gas station. — Read more HERE

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