Friday, October 17, 2014
HOUSTON MAYOR "BACKPEDALS" ON SUBPOENAS OF PASTORS' SERMONS~SORT OF?~CLAIMS RIGHT OF "LEGAL DISCOVERY"
BUT NOT REALLY!
Attorney Joe La Rue of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which is representing the pastors against the city, called the mayor's and city attorney's supposed re-posturing about what they are seeking “wholly inadequate,” noting that the city is still demanding sermons and other communications to which they have no legal right. “These sermons, emails, and texts have nothing to do with whether the coalition gathered enough signatures to qualify for the ballot,” La Rue said, referring to the 50,000 petition signatures that were collected from residents calling for a city-wide referendum on the unpopular ordinance. While only a little over 17,000 signatures were needed, the Houston City Council rejected the collected signatures over what they charged were “irregularities.”