Lately, a book I wrote four years ago called The Christ Virus is beginning to look more and more prophetic. Yesterday, the City of Houston issued subpoenas to a group of pastors demanding they turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. Those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. Fox News reported that Attorney Christina Holcomb from the Alliance Defending Freedom said, “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.”1
This scenario is played out on page 8 of The Christ Virus where fictional character, Pastor Luke Chavez, is faced with a decision of whether to preach the whole gospel or to obey a new law requiring religious leaders to abstain from teaching anything that is offensive to anyone. The new law eviscerates much of the Bible leaving it even thinner than Thomas Jefferson’s Bible.
It is no longer a stretch of the imagination to wonder when laws restricting what can be taught from the pulpit will impact Americans. In Canada, it is already considered an anti-hate crime for a preacher to teach anything from the Bible considered offensive to homosexuals.
The only question now is how will you respond?
1Fox News October 14, 2014