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Houston Mayor Withdraws Subpoenas, but Political Intimidation Carries on

HOUSTON, TEXAS., Oct 28, 2014 — On Sunday, November two, Household Study Council (FRC) will host a nationwide, reside simulcast celebration from Grace Neighborhood Church in Houston, Texas. Called “I Stand Sunday,” the simulcast will get to into in excess of two,five hundred churches and house groups nationwide. “I Stand Sunday” will supply church buildings across the country the prospect to stand with the pastors and churches in Houston, Texas who have been targeted and harassed by the city’s Mayor simply because they publicly challenged her initiatives to advance procedures that are in immediate conflict with biblical morality.

FRC President Tony Perkins will provide as host for the simulcast which will also attribute previous Governor Mike Huckabee, Duck Dynasty’s Phil and Al Robertson, the 5 Houston pastors who have been specific by the Mayor’s subpoenas, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, who serves as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, alongside with several other national and nearby Christian leaders.

Family Analysis Council President Tony Perkins manufactured the following responses regarding the Mayor’s announcement these days and Sunday’s “I Stand Sunday” simulcast:

Standing together throughout the nation, Christians have despatched a powerful information to Mayor Parker. Whilst we are inspired by this proof that the Mayor is responding to force and withdrawing her unconstitutional subpoenas, this is about considerably a lot more than subpoenas. As we have mentioned since the commencing of this intrusion into the non-public affairs of Houston churches this is not about subpoenas, this is not about sermons, it is not even about biblical educating on sexual immorality, it is about political intimidation and the bullying by Mayor Parker that continues.

Even with the fact that the citizens of Houston collected above fifty,000 signed petitions in thirty times, which is thirty,000 much more than needed by the town constitution, the Mayor has refused to allow the men and women of Houston to vote on her unfair particular rights ordinance that discriminates in opposition to religious freedom in the town and endangers citizens by declaring that public bogs can no more time be limited on the basis of a person’s real biological sex.

The citizens of Houston have a appropriate to vote, and Mayor Parker has denied them that proper. The united states have to see the totalitarianism that accompanies the redefinition of marriage and human sexuality, which results in citizens currently being denied their most fundamental rights.

This Sunday night time, thousands of Christians from across the nation will sign up for ‘I Stand Sunday’ to help the pastors and Christians in Houston, Texas and their fundamental rights of spiritual freedom, liberty of speech and the right to petition their govt,” concluded Perkins

Prior to the simulcast, FRC President Tony Perkins, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Pastor Steve Riggle, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, and neighborhood church leaders will keep a 4:00 p.m. CT information convention at Grace Local community Church in which they will provide a preview of the event.

WHO:

Former Governor Mike Huckabee

Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty

Alan Robertson, Duck Dynasty

Tony Perkins, President, Loved ones Research Council

Steve Riggle, Founding Senior Pastor, Grace Neighborhood Church, Houston, TX

Khanh Huynh, Senior Pastor, Vietnamese Baptist Church, Houston, TX

Dave Welch, Govt Director, Houston Pastors Council

Hernan Castano, Pastor, Iglesia Rios de Aceite, Houston, TX

Magda Hermida, Founder, Magda Hermida Ministries, Houston, TX

Willie Davis, Senior Pastor, MacGregor Palm Local community Baptist Church in Houston, TX

Dr. Ed Younger, Pastor, Second Baptist Church Houston, TX

Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, Southern Baptist Convention

Todd Starnes, Host, Fox News and Commentary Contributor, FOX &amp Friends Author

Dr. Rick Scarborough, Founder and President, Vision America

David and Jason Benham, Benham Brothers Companies

Erik Stanley, Director of the Church Undertaking and Pulpit Initiative, Alliance Defending Freedom

WHAT: News conference and simulcast event: “I Stand Sunday”

The place: Grace Community Church

14505 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77034

WHEN: Sunday, November two, 2014

Information Meeting: 4:00 p.m. CT

Simulcast: 6:00 p.m. CT

To sign up for media credentials or for far more details, make sure you call the FRC press business office at (866) FRCInformation or for much more info make sure you pay a visit to http://www.istandsunday.com

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