05 November 2014

The Successful 'I Stand Sunday' Rally

I Stand Sunday
The city of Houston has not seen it before, but after last Sunday (2 November), it will probably see it more often from now on.

The rally or gathering dubbed "I Stand Sunday" was attended by several thousands of Americans and prominent organizations that worked against the intolerant attitude of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT). Hosted by Family Research Council, the rally was also organized to counter the arrogant way city officials tried to impose the LGBT lifestyle on everyone, including those who don’t subscribe to it.

Traditional Americans gathered at Grace Community Church in Houston, Texas to fight for their freedom and right to live out their faith free of government intrusion or monitoring.

One of those subpoenaed by the city officials for his role in challenging the LGBT-inclusive Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) was pastor Steve Riggle, from the Grace Community Church. He and five others oppose the ordinance because it includes sexual orientation and gender identity among the classes that the city government wants to regulate and dictate.

The subpoenas, which Mayor Annise Parker withdrew a few days ago, were the catalyst for the rally, which largely functioned as a star-studded Christian worship service. Guests like Mike Huckabee, Todd Starnes from FOX News, and Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty preached that religious liberty is under attack from LGBT equality.

Robertson opened his remarks with a joke alluding to the anti-transgender “bathroom bill” rhetoric used to oppose the bill: “For all you ladies, in Texas,” he said, “trust me when I tell you this. When you’re seated in your restroom, putting on your Maybelline, when I need to take a leak I’m not going there.”

The full event can be watched here: