Texas Pastors’ Open Letter Supporting Privacy Protection Includes Major Mega Pastors

Texas Pastors’ Open Letter Supporting Privacy Protection Includes Major Mega Pastors Texas Pastors’ Open Letter Supporting Privacy Protection Includes Major Mega Pastors Texas Pastors’ Open Letter Supporting Privacy Protection Includes Major Mega Pastors

Houston, TX -  A major coalition of pastors representing significant mega churches and nearly one thousand pastors from a broad diversity of ethnic and denominational backgrounds marched on the Texas Capitol to present an open letter to the legislature, Governor and Lieutenant Governor in support of SB 3 and HB 46 , legislation that would protect the privacy and safety of women in children in their private facilities.

The letter signers are led by such nationally respected pastors as Dr. Ed Young, Dr. Jack Graham, Dr. John Hagee, Dr. Tony Evans, Dr. Robert Morris, Pastor Todd Wagner and a number of other mega church leaders who have united to give a voice to the pastors and citizens of “every color and every corner” of the state who do not want biological males given open access to women’s showers, locker rooms, restrooms and changing rooms.

“No amount of linguistic gymnastics by those hijacking the righteous cause of “Civil Rights” can manipulate the true impact of assigning special status to a state of mind, nor will misleading claims of wrongful “discrimination” by the less than one-half of one percent of our population who are confused about their gender and their liberal allies,” declare the pastors in the letter.

They point out that this debate was not begun by those defending the historic distinction between male and female in use of facilities where they are in a state of undress as well as in sports at all levels. “Social, cultural, legal and political chaos ensue when a local ordinance creates and elevates a protected class based on a fluid state of mind such as “gender identity” and/or “gender expression,” giving it legally equal weight alongside immutable characteristics such as race.  This is compounded by different definitions, standards, penalties and enforcement from city to city, school to school."

The complete letter containing just under 800 signatures to date is accessible at www.uspastorcouncil.org and is being updated as pastors continue to add their names in support.  The letter was facilitated by Texas Pastor Council, a state organization of local pastor council including the Houston Area Pastor Council which was active in the defeat of Houston’s LGBTQ “Equal Rights Ordinance” by the voters in 2015.

 
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