Skip to comments.City Ordinance: Austin Churches Must Hire Homosexual, Transexual Pastors
Posted on 11/27/2018 3:11:14 PM PST by lowbridge
After Houston rejected similar measures three years ago, churches in Austin may be forced to hire homosexual and transgender pastors and ministers due to a city ordinance.
Ground zero in the turmoil because of non-discrimination reforms that fail to protect religious and moral objections to sinful lifestyles has shifted to Austin.
The citys leaders passed an employment discrimination ordinance much like 2015s HERO measure in Houston, prohibiting decisions against hiring based on sexual orientation and gender identity in addition to other reasons.
The ordinance provides no limit to enforcement against churches that decide against hiring of homosexuals and transsexuals on moral and religious grounds.
Not even pastoral and other leadership positions at churches are excluded from possible city oversight and regulatory management in the capital of Texas.
Dozens of Texas churches that are members of the U.S. Pastor Council (USPC) are represented by a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month, following the Houston pattern of possibly a long battle in the courts.
Every church in Austin that refuses to hire practicing homosexuals as clergy or church employees is violating city law and subject to civil penalties and liability, the filing, U.S. Pastor Council v. Austin, reads.
The City of Austins failure to exempt church hiring decisions . . . violates the U.S. Constitution, the Texas Constitution and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
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What about Mosques?
Austin has replaced Ithaca as the City Of Evil.
Perverts gone WILD!!! Pathetic and disgusting.
Separation of church and state - this is an establishment of religion.
If the state can cross this line then the church can encroach on the state making nativity displays and prayer in schools legal.
I guess the Catholic Church is OK already. /s
And everyone derides San Francisco! Paraphrasing the song from “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” Texas has a whorehouse in it, and it’s Austin! I just wonder if and when decent Texans will elect to build a wall around Austin to keep the $hit that lives there inside.
Separation of church and state? Apparently not anymore.
Dont be ridiculous - the law will not be enforced on Mosques and, besides, no heroic gays will suddenly appear to attempt to be hired at Mosques because they know what the repercussions will be.
Silly goose! Didn’t the Orlando night club shootings teach you that Muzzies are higher on the totem pole than homos?
1st Amendment...no way the Federal Courts will tolerate this.Well,at least SCOTUS won’t.
So clearly there is no separation of church and state in Austin, when will the ACLU come to sue the city?
This is the best way to fight it. Force it on the muslims. Then sit back and watch the left fight.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Austin has no business telling churches who to hire and fire.
Violates separation of church and state.
Fag politicians and judges sure are pimping their own affirmative action for losers program. The bastards should be in jail.
Why should ANY employer, be they religious or not, be forced to hire immoral and/or mentally ill individuals?
I would close down first.
Theres a tree somewhere that might be looking a little dehydrated.
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