Houston subpoenas dropped

No hero — Mayor thwarts freedom. Google Images

By Tré Goins-Phillips Texas Mayor Annise Parker ditches court order for city pastors’ sermons Houston Mayor Annise Parker recently rose to national attention when she subpoenaed five Houston-area pastors for the content of their sermons, later changing the wording to refer to them as “speeches.” After many letters, calls, emails, …

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Houston, we have a problem

ALARMING — Mayor Annise Parker garnered national attention for her brazen attack on religious liberty. Google Images

Texas mayor goes on offense, seeking to censor voices of Christian pastors Even though they say everything is bigger in Texas, Annise Parker, Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor, has decided it just is not big enough for anyone’s opinion but her own, and, if you disagree, you could be held …

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Davis runs risky campaign ad

OFFENSIVE — Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis used her opponent’s handicap as advertisement. Google Images

Texas candidate for governor takes big gamble in attack on her opponent For politicians, fall not only means pumpkins and changing leaves, but a greater emphasis on political campaigns as they launch last-ditch efforts to garner votes. Wendy Davis, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current Texas senator, likely had this …

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From the Desk

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People say dumb things all the time. Fortunately, for most of us, those words are often quickly forgotten. But for Victoria Osteen, that has not been the case. While not all Christians think Osteen’s words in an August sermon at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, were inappropriate, she has definitely …

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Rick Perry tangled in politics

POLITICIZED — Governor’s indictment catapulted Texas political scene into the national news cycle, calling Perry’s leadership into question. Photo credit: Google Images

Texas governor charged on two felony counts of coercion, abuse of power Gov. Rick Perry was indicted Friday, Aug. 15, on charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity. If the governor is convicted of the latter, he could face a total of 99 years in prison. The major problem …

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Cruz crusades for freedom

Motive — Cruz emphasized the need for students to act. Photo credit: Leah Stauffer

Texas U.S. senator encourages students to take a stand for their religious rights Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, expressed concern for attacks on American religious liberty and encouraged students to take a stand for their freedom in his Convocation address April 2. “We are here today to talk about something a …

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Firestorm sweeps across Texas

Texas burning — Smoke rises from a large wildfire near Houston. Photo provided

A furious fire near Austin, Texas has claimed lives and destroyed the homes of hundreds. This fire, which started on Monday, Sept. 5, was one of many fires spreading across Central Texas this week. According to CNN.com, a wildfire has killed at least two people in Bastrop County, Texas. […]

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