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Greg Abbott to Receive Award From Bigot

This Friday the Executive Director of the Houston Area Pastor Council and the Texas Pastor Council, Dave Welch, will award Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott a special award at the organization’s fundraiser. In recent years, Welch has consistently issued controversial statements about faith and religion, insisting that Muslims should not be elected to office and that President Obama is an “enemy” to America.

Texas Freedom Network (TFN) has collected some of Welch’s most disturbing comments, which include:

It is troubling that Greg Abbott would accept to receive an award from a hateful bigot like Dave Welch. In a press release today, Progress Texas Executive Director Matt Glazer applauded the leadership of TFN and joined them in calling on Greg Abbott to refuse the award.