During Obama's administration, speaking out against homosexuality became a scary thing for Christians. The way things were moving, it was possible that it would soon become illegal to preach what the Bible says about sexuality, as it would be considered a hate crime.
The overreach of the government into matters of faith was becoming increasingly threatening. Take for example former Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s subpoenas of the sermons of five pastors who opposed Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance. She was an openly gay mayor who wanted to silence pastors who were speaking out against homosexuality.
But Texas Governor Greg Abbott has just made a bold move to bind the hands of government interference in religious institutions. Here, Franklin Graham heartily applauds Abbott and explains the significance of his move.
“Texas law now will be your strength and your sword and your shield," Abbott said to Grace Church in the Woodlands. "You will be shielded by any effort by any other government official in any other part of the state of Texas from having subpoenas to try to pry into what you’re doing here in your churches."
Most of Graham's audience were in full support of the measure, as seen in the comments below.
However, some pointed out that the law would protect extreme Muslims from potentially radicalizing their community.
What do you think of Abbott's move to protect religious freedom? Share your thoughts in the Comments! Thank you!