She’s Back! Houston Mayor Annise Parker Now Demands Pastors Have No Right To Jury Trial

She’s Back! Houston Mayor Annise Parker Now Demands Pastors Have No Right To Jury Trial Image

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of the city to order an election and allow the registered voters of Houston [to] vote on whether the ERO should be repealed or not.”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.

Mayor Annise D. Parker
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562 Houston, Texas 77251
Phone: (713) 837-0311

About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt

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  • brady234

    You realize the current version of the ordinance has nothing to do with restrooms, right? That part was taken out before it was even passed. It seems dishonest to say that’s what this ordinance is about.

    • Brittany Pounders

      Actually, you are misinformed. They didn’t remove it- they simply changed the language in hopes of tricking those against the ordinance- the “anti-discrimination” restroom clause remains under different wording. Parker even tweeted this right afterwards, “To my trans sisters/brothers: you’re still fully protected in Equal
      Rights Ordinance. We’re simply removing language that singled you

  • Noel Singletary

    What goes around come around.

  • Taking care of business!

    When she stands before the Lord Jesus at the great white thrown judgement, she’ll not have a “jury trial” either. And as she wishes them found guilty, the Lord Jesus WILL find her guilty, unless she repents of her sins.