By Timothy Cockes
The legislation came in response to government restrictions on houses of worship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proposition 3 (officially termed TX HB1239) adds a clause to the Texas constitution that forbids the government from similar actions in the future.
The amendment passed with more than 900,000 votes, according to unofficial election results from the Texas secretary of state.
One of the bill’s original co-authors and supporters was Scott Sanford, a Republican representative who also serves as an executive pastor with Cottonwood Creek Church, a Southern Baptist congregation in Allen, Texas. [Read more…]