The proposed Houston nondiscrimination ordinance (read story here) to expand special civil protections to citizens based on sexual orientation, gender identity and marital status will be the focus of a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, May 6) at the City Hall chambers, 901 Bagby St. in Houston, second floor.
The ordinance is on Wednesday’s city council agenda and could come to a vote. The ordinance will be restrictive toward business owners with conservative religious beliefs. As drafted and offered by Mayor Annise Parker, it would also open the use of public facilities, including restrooms and shower rooms, to people based on their perceived gender identity. This is a case where the feel-good cause of the moment is superseding good sense among some in the Houston civic and business communities and elsewhere.
Those with a biblical worldview must speak kindly but boldly.
Texas Values Action is working hard to get the word out. If you are a pastor or concerned citizen in Houston, let your voice be heard.