Dave Welch of the Houston Area Pastors Council appeared on “Trunews” yesterday to blast the city of Houston’s handling of a lawsuit filed by several conservative activists challenging the city’s a nondiscrimination ordinance.
The lawsuit claims that the city should have accepted a petition to place the ordinance on the ballot, arguing that city officials were wrong to rule a majority of the signatures invalid. When, in response to the lawsuit, the city subpoenaed the communications of pastors who were involved in the petition gathering process, Welch and others accused the city of tramping on their First Amendment rights.
Welch told host Rick Wiles that the move was proof that gay people want to attain “superior rights.”
“We realized that we have allowed the condition in our culture to — where a false and fallacious theft of the civil rights mantra by the sexual diversity movement, if you will, has then become not just a equal rights [sic] but superior rights, and those superior rights of the LGBT movement now literally trump the religious rights and the First Amendment rights of all,” he said. “We’re going to have to fight that back, we’ve got to take this head-on and challenge it for what it is, we’ve let it go way too far and unfortunately, it is where it is.”