While being interviewed for the Brody File, Rep. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said that pastors are at “real risk” of being imprisoned for preaching against homosexuality.
“I think that is a real risk… Some in the media ridicule that threat and say, “There’s no danger of government coming after pastors,'” Cruz began. “The specter of government trying to determine if what pastors preach from the pulpit meets with the policy views or political correctness of the governing authorities, that prospect is real and it’s happening now.”
This comes after news that in Houston, Texas, officials have been asking for and trying to subpoena the sermons of pastors to see if there were any that spoke out against the LGBT community. The pastors have refused to give in, and rightly so.
The First Amendment gives the pastor the right to speak, and as it is a biblically based viewpoint, they are right to speak the truth of God’s Word.
“When you subpoena one pastor, you subpoena every pastor. If government has the power to force the pulpit to knuckle under, if government has the power to insist that pastors hand over their sermons to government for government approval, then we’ve lost the very first freedom that begins our Bill of Rights,” Cruz said.
“We’ve lost the freedom that this country was built on. That’s what this fight is and I very much hope that this serves as a wakeup call…to pastors to speak out and make abundantly clear that we will not give up our religious liberty, we will not go quietly into the night, but we will stand and fight for principles that are right and true and will speak the truth, and the pastors of this country will not be muzzled.”
H/T CBN News
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