For those of you who naively thought the attacks on Houston area Pastors on behalf of Houston lesbian Mayor Annise Parker was over because they withdrew their subpoena of sermons, it’s time to wake up once again and go to the defense of our faith based leaders. Hell hath no fury like a lesbian mayor hell bent on revenge. And if she was angry before, you can only imagine the flames of emotion that has been fueled by the national negative attention she received for weeks for her last unconstitutional attempt.
The pastors have requested a trial by jury to determine if the tens of thousands of signatures on their petition to overturn the city ordinance allowing men to use the ladies restrooms within the city of Houston. If validated, this move would allow the city of Houston to vote on this hellacious ordinance that leaves women and children vulnerable and in danger. It’s been abundantly clear since the very beginning of this debacle that the city council and the mayor knows the decision would not be accepted by most citizens living within the Houston city limits. Via Bob Unruh:
The city claims that since the pastors want an “election,” it is therefore an “election dispute,” and the state does not grant the right to a jury trial for election disputes.
The plaintiffs pointed out they submitted a timely demand for a jury trial and paid the fee and, therefore, are entitled to a jury decision under the Texas Constitution.
“An election contest is a contest of an election which has already taken place. No election has occurred in this case. Calling plaintiffs’ lawsuit an ‘election contest’ does not make it an election contest,” they argued. “An election contest has a very precise and narrow definition in the Texas Election Code, and, as one might anticipate, requires that an actual election has transpired.”
They continued: “If the plaintiffs prevail on their claims, then not only is the mayor’s so-called Equal Rights Ordinance temporarily suspended, but the Houston City Council will be required to immediately convene and reconsider whether to repeal the ERO in its entirety. Council’s failure to do so then triggers a duty on behalf of the city to order an election and allow the registered voters of Houston [to] vote on whether the ERO should be repealed or not.”
She’s already proven she has no problem violating the First Amendment. Now she’s moved on to destroying the Sixth Amendment. Both documents solidly in place to protect Americans from their government. Mr. Unruh also provided the Mayor’s contact info should you feel so inclined to respectfully contact her office. I’m thinking it might be time for the Constitution to give the mayor’s office another stinging slap across the face.
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562 Houston, Texas 77251
Phone: (713) 837-0311