Watch ‘I Stand Sunday’ & Take a Stand for Freedom

REMINDER: Watch ‘I Stand Sunday’ & Take a Stand with Us for Freedom

In a self-protective move, Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday announced that she was dropping the subpoenas for the internal church communications for 5 local pastors. Aside from the fact that the subpoenas had little chance of being upheld in court, Mayor Parker sidestepped the real issue at hand in Houston. In her statement, she said, “I don’t want to have a national debate about freedom of religion when my whole purpose is to defend a strong and wonderful and appropriate city ordinance against local attack.”
The mayor may not want to discuss the freedom of religion, but we at Family Research Council think that our First Freedom is more than worthy of discussion. Intimidating pastors and churches stifles freedom, and Americans should be free to petition their local officials without fear of heavy-handed retaliation from government.

Please plan to watch with us I Stand Sunday – a nationwide simulcast this Sunday, November 2nd at 6:00 p.m. CT/7:00 p.m. ET. Live from Grace Community Church in Houston — one of the affected churches — “I Stand Sunday” will focus on what’s happening there and discuss how Houston is a bellwether for the rest of America. The event’s purpose is to show how Christians nationwide can stand together in love and unity for America’s First Freedom of religious liberty.
You can join with us as a host church, or by viewing at your home via webcast this Sunday evening. If you’re in the Houston area, please join us in person — the doors open at Grace Church at 5 p.m. CT.
You’ll hear from:
• David & Jason Benham, Co-founders, Benham Companies
• Hernan Castano, Pastor, Iglesia Rios de Aceite, Houston
• Willie Davis, Pastor, MacGregor Palm Community Baptist, Houston
• Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President, Southern Baptist Convention
• Magda Hermida, Founder, Magda Hermida Ministries, Houston
• Gov. Mike Huckabee, Host of Fox News’ Huckabee, former Gov. Arkansas
• Khan Huynh, Pastor, Vietnamese Baptist Church, Houston
• Lee Maxcy, Second Baptist Church, Houston
• Max Miller, Senior Pastor, Mount Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, President, Baptist Ministers’ Association
• Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council
• Moriah Peters, Singer-Songwriter
• Steve Riggle, Founding Senior Pastor, Grace Community Church, Houston
• Alan Robertson, Duck Dynasty
• Phil Robertson, The Duck Commander/Duck Dynasty
• Dr. Rick Scarborough, President, Vision America
• Erik Stanley, Director, Church Project and Pulpit Initiative, Alliance Defending Freedom
• Todd Starnes, Fox News Radio, Author God Less America
• F.N. Williams, Sr., Pastor, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, President, Houston Ministers Against Crime
• Dr. Ed Young, Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Houston
Please join us, and share this event with your friends and discuss on social media using #ISTANDSUNDAY. Those threatened in Houston need believers from across the nation to stand with them for the right to freely proclaim the whole truth. Visit for more information.

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    John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
    Psalms 16:11 "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Psalms 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
    Psalms 51:10 "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
    Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
    Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord," Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
    John 16:13 "..when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: ... : and He will show you things to come."
    John 8:12 "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."