This day in WND history: Major U.S. city demands oversight of sermons

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Major U.S. city demands oversight of sermons

Oct. 13, 2014: Officials with the city of Houston, Texas, who defended a controversial ordinance that would allow men to use women’s restrooms, demanded to see the sermons preached by several area pastors.

The move came in a subpoena from the city to pastors for copies of their sermons and other communications in the city’s legal defense of a “non-discrimination” measure that allows “gender-confused” people to use public restrooms designated for the opposite sex.

A lawsuit challenging Houston’s move alleged the city violated its own charter in its adoption of the Equal Rights Ordinance, which designated homosexuals and transgender persons as a protected class.

Critics said the measure effectively enabled sexual predators who dress as women to enter female public bathrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities. A coalition of activists that included area pastors filed suit Aug. 6, 2014, against the city and lesbian

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