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Houston Drops Pastor Subpoenas, Larger Problem Remains

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CBNNEWS.COM

Houston's mayor has finally withdrawn her subpoenas which demanded pastors surrender their private communications.

Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian, had targeted five pastors as part of a lawsuit over a pro-gay ordinance. The religious leaders said the subpoenas violated their First Amendment rights.

Parker says her demands were not meant to infringe on anyone's religious freedoms.

Houston drops controversial pastor subpoenas

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FOXNEWS.COM

The mayor of Houston announced Wednesday that the city will withdraw subpoenas of sermons from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents, The Houston Chronicle reports.

"I didn't do this to satisfy them," Mayor Annise Parker said in reference to critics of the subpoenas. "I did it because it was not serving Houston."

Control of the Senate Coming Down to the Wire

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CBNNEWS.COM

In just a little more than a week, all of the ballots will be cast and counted in the 2014 midterm elections. While most prognosticators believe the Republicans will have little trouble keeping control of the House of Representatives, a number of polls show the battle for control of the U.S. Senate is still very closely contested.

Here is a preview of the struggle for Congress during President Barack Obama's final two years in office:


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