Thursday, October 16, 2014
Since when does it take a subpoena to get a copy of a pastor's sermon?
I'm trying to ponder the extent of the utter silliness of this absurd move.
For one thing, in doing it, Houston municipal government automatically makes itself the poster child for Orwellian left-wing intolerance. Not to mention hypocrisy. The lengths to which the champions of Tolerance and Diversity will go to impose their views on other people continues to amaze me--as does the bullying performed by the very people who are always talking about how bad bullying is.
What's next? Red and black armbands for city officials? Free lessons in goose-stepping?
But the truly funny thing here is why city officials thought they needed subpoenas to obtain the sermons of the city's pastors.
I can't think of a pastor I have met whose day you wouldn't make by asking him for a copy of his sermons. These are people many of whom have a complex about the fact that people don't pay enough attention to what they have to say. These are people who spend money, sometimes out of their own pockets, to get their sermons aired on the local radio or television station.
They're trying to reach as many people and they can and the Houston Diversity Enforcement officials issue subpoenas? Seriously.
Which is probably why one Houston pastor said, when asked whether he would comply with a subpoena, "I'll be glad to send them my sermons as long as they promise to read them."