[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Supreme Court is set to make their decision regarding whether same-sex marriage will be legalized throughout the entire United States by the end of June. Many Christians, especially pastors, are concerned that if SCOTUS does make same-sex marriage legal in America they will be forced to violate their religious beliefs by being made to perform homosexual marriages, or face lawsuits or jail time for not doing so.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]After all, Christian businesses across America have been sued by individuals, organizations and the federal government for not wanting to participate in a same-sex wedding on the basis that such marriages violate their religious beliefs.
In the great State of Texas, however, pastors will not have to worry about being forced to violate their religious liberty, or face jail time or lawsuits because of it, thanks to the Pastor Protection Act signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday.
Members of the legislature who helped pass the Pastors Protection Act, formerly Senate Bill 2065, joined Abbott for the signing at the governor’s mansion along with clergy from across the state of Texas.
At the ceremony, Governor Abbott stressed the importance of standing for religious liberty, the most sacred of our rights.
“Freedom of religion is the most sacred of our rights and our freedom to worship is secured by the Constitution. Religious leaders in the State of Texas must be absolutely secure in the knowledge that religious freedom is beyond the reach of government or coercion by the courts. Today I am proud to sign into law SB 2065 – the Pastor Protection Act – to ensure that clergy in Texas cannot be forced to violate their religious beliefs.”
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]He also made the announcement on his Facebook page.
The announcement was met with much support and praise.
Once again, Governor Abbott sends the message “Don’t Mess with Texas.”
Earlier this week, Abbott signed into law an $800 million border security package since the federal government refuses to protect the southern border.
h/t My East Texas [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]