Wow: Free Speech Almost Took a Huge Hit in Houston

When you think of the land of the brave and the home of the free, do you think about pastors submitting their sermons to the mayor for advance approval?

AnniseParker_BODY.jpgThat's exactly what was scheduled to happen just days ago in Houston. Mayor Annise Parker, Houston's first openly-gay mayor, supported an ordinance that makes illegal any sort of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in public facilities and private employment. However, a byproduct of this code would allow men to use women's restrooms.

Many conservatives didn't like this, and five particular pastors fought against it. These five pastors were told by city officials, as reported in this Christian Post article, that they must turn in their sermons in advance, lest they contain negative content about homosexuality, the ordinance, or the mayor's sexuality.

The government censorship proved to be controversial enough that conservatives and liberals across the nation banded together against the order.

In response to the criticism, Parker dropped the subpoenas for the sermons in a press conference on Wednesday.

"After much contemplation and discussion," said Parker, "I am directing the city legal department to withdraw the subpoenas issued to the five Houston pastors who delivered the petitions, the anti-HERO petitions, to the city of Houston and who indicated that they were responsible for the overall petition effort."

Do you think the pastors' freedom of speech was violated by the subpoenas? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Watch College Students Trash Major Obama Accomplishments When Credited To Trump
/watch_college_students_trash_major_obama_accomplishments_when_credited_to_trump
Incredible Video Shows Cop Save Elderly Man Before He Falls Over The Edge
/incredible_video_shows_cop_save_elderly_man_before_he_falls_over_the_edge
One Of The Most Popular Car Brands Recalls Over 200,000 Vehicles For Slippery Reason
/one_of_the_most_popular_car_brands_recalls_over_200_000_vehicles_for_slippery_reason
See United Airlines’ Dramatic Apology To All Customers Past, Present, And Future
/see_united_airlines_apology_to_all_customers_past_present_and_future
Award-Winning Actress’s House Is For Sale And It’s BEAUTIFUL! [Photos]
/award_winning_actress_s_house_is_for_sale_and_it_s_beautiful_photos
This Robbery Video Is Going Viral For A Reason You'll Never Guess
/this_robbery_video_is_going_viral_for_a_reason_you_ll_never_guess
Report Reveals Tad Cummins, Elizabeth Thomas Stayed At Commune Far Longer Than Thought
/report_reveals_tad_cummins_elizabeth_thomas_stayed_at_commune_far_longer_than_thought
America’s Favorite Christian Reality Star Faces Million Dollar Lawsuit
/america_s_favorite_christian_reality_star_faces_million_dollar_lawsuit
Tad Cummins’ Wife Reads Last Note He Left Her, Reveals Another Terrible Detail
/tad_cummins_wife_reads_last_note_he_left_her_reveals_another_terrible_detail
Trump's LATEST Interview Has STRONG TAKEAWAY For Christians
/trump_prayer