Pastors and other Christian leaders in San Antonio want their city to reject a controversial new non-discrimination measure.
The proposed ordinance would require individuals, businesses, religious organizations, and places of public accommodation to protect “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression.”
But the San Antonio Human Rights Coalition says while the bill is designed to end discrimination against gays, it would actually create new discrimination against Christians.
The group agrees everyone should be treated with dignity, but they issued a statement saying the measure punishes people of faith by violating their rights of conscience and speech.
For example, Christians could be blocked from working for the city if they have a biblical view on homosexuality or marriage.
Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver points out Twitter already shut down one pastor’s account after he tried to tell people about the upcoming vote.