Dave Welch of the Texas Pastor Council Action says the “Pastor Protection Act” protects hospitals, camps, and Christian organizations, along with protecting pastors from being forced to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies.
The bill passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law June 11 by Gov. Greg Abbott.
OneNewsNow reported in a recent story that Texas pastors rallied the state legislature to support the bill, which provides religious protection should a pending ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court make same-sex “marriage” legal in all 50 states.
While homosexual activists describe their effort as “marriage equality,” Welch says Texas pastors and clergy are protected from legal punishment for refusing to participate in a ceremony they deem sinful.
Religious freedom is constitutionally protected, says Welch, “but the reality is that we now live in a condition that we have to step out and be proactive in drawing some boundaries based on the aggression we’ve seen against the simple expression of our faith.”