Texas pastors file federal lawsuit seeking license to discriminate against LGBTQ people

By Bil Browning

A group of pastors in Texas have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn civil rights law that protects minorities. The loving Christians want a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people.

The U.S. Pastor Council are suing the city of Austin, Mayor Steve Adler, and Sareta Davis, chair of the Austin Human Rights Commission, to overturn the city’s employment nondiscrimination ordinance, saying it doesn’t include an exemption for “employers who hold religious objections” to LGBTQ people’s existence.

The group says the ordinance violates the Constitution, the Texas Constitution, and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

“Every church in Austin that refuses to hire practicing homosexuals as clergy or church employees is violating city law and subject to civil penalties and liability,” the lawsuit argues.

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