Rolan Roberson is the latest pastor to accuse Sylvester Turner of falsifying his support. The President of the Northeast Ministerial Alliance is just the latest name being added to a growing list.
Last week, Pastor Ricky Bell of Forest Lawn Missionary Baptist Church, and Pastor Walter August of Bethel Family Church spoke out against Sly’s claim of their endorsements.
The growing list of church pastors coming forward to challenge Mr. Turner comes amidst the coalescing of the faith community around Ben Hall. Last night, the Children of God in Christ, which represents 217 churches, announced their endorsement of Ben Hall.
“These are great churches representing 35,000 Houston voters,” says Hall. “There is a growing momentum to bring morals and common sense back to our city.”
Sylvester Turner is an advocate of the bathroom ordinance that will let men use women’s restrooms. He has been endorsed by the same Gay Caucus that endorsed Mayor Annise Parker. Those policies have divided this city and led to an attack on church sermons.
Ben Hall has opposed the bathroom ordinance from day one, and has garnered the support of more than 2,000 pastors and churches.
“Mr. Turner is desperate to stop the growing movement of the religious community away from his campaign, and he owes these pastors and their congregations an apology.”