Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) signed Senate Bill 24 Friday, which prevents the state officials from issuing subpoenas demanding that pastors hand over their sermon messages for government inspection.
Alluding to a Bible verse as he addressed a late Sunday morning service at Grace Church in The Woodlands, Texas, Abbott commended the newly passed legislation.
“Texas law now will be your strength and your sword and your shield,” the Republican governor declared to the congregation, according to Townhall. “You will be shielded by any effort by any other government official in any other part of the state of Texas from having subpoenas to try to pry into what you’re doing here in your churches.”… read more