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Virginia Methodists to Consider divestment from Israel, U.S. torture
Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church, website ^ | 16 May 2005 | Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church

Posted on 05/18/2005 12:56:49 PM PDT by mbarker12474

...Therefore, be it hereby resolved that the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church:

1. Calls upon the United Methodist Board of Pensions to review its investments and undertake a process of phased, selective divestment from any multinational corporations profiting from illegal demolition of Palestinian homes, destruction of Palestinian economy and confiscation of Palestinian land,...

and...

...Therefore, be it resolved that the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church calls upon the President and the Congress of the United States to repudiate, without equivocation, all acts of torture as defined under the provisions of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, the 1985 United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the 1996 United States War Crimes Act; ....

(Excerpt) Read more at vaumc.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuse; afghanistan; appeasement; dhimmi; divestment; guantanamo; iraq; israel; methodist; religiousleft; torture; umc; unitedmethodist; virginia; virginiaconference
The Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church will soon consider and likely approve one resolution to divest in Israel's resources for self-defense from terrorists, and another resolution attacking the United States with Newsweek-style claims of torture and prisoner abuse orginating from the terrorist community.

As UMC officials in Richmond keep their leftist legislative agenda unadvertised until their June conference in Hampton, Va, interested parties must do some digging (and badgering) to find it. The five items up for consideration this year are buried in a 160 page "Book of Reports."

The resolutions begin on page 107:

http://www.vaumc.org/repository/AC2005/BOR2005.pdf

I've isolated the resolutions here:

http://www.geocities.com/barker_mike/resolutions_2005_from_bor.html

1 posted on 05/18/2005 12:56:54 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: mbarker12474

Too many of the so-called mainline churches are actively supporting terrorism.


2 posted on 05/18/2005 1:01:56 PM PDT by SmithL (Proud Submariner)
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To: mbarker12474
Ah, the United Deathodists.

Taking a break from shilling for abortion in order to promote anti-Semitism, I see.

3 posted on 05/18/2005 1:02:25 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A Jovial Cad; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; adam_az; af_vet_rr; agrace; ahayes; ...
FRmail me to be added or removed from this Judaic/pro-Israel ping list.

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4 posted on 05/18/2005 1:03:03 PM PDT by Alouette (Muslims bite the hand that feeds them, and kiss the boot that kicks them.)
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To: mbarker12474; Salem; SJackson; Alouette; Convert from ECUSA
Oh-sheesh-not-this-dreck-again ping!
5 posted on 05/18/2005 1:03:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("You would have to double your IQ to be stupid. " --zip)
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To: mbarker12474

Fools.

6 posted on 05/18/2005 1:07:00 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Don't blame me. I voted for Sharpton.)
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To: SmithL

Meanwhile, in "Palestine," Arab Christians are being harrassed, shaken down, and ethnically cleansed.

Glad to see these creeps have their priorities straight.


7 posted on 05/18/2005 1:23:30 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: mbarker12474

Do they mention Palestinian terrorists killing hundreds???


8 posted on 05/18/2005 1:26:18 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Communications@vaumc.org


9 posted on 05/18/2005 1:30:49 PM PDT by Yehuda (America: Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE! [" Choke on it, pinkos!"])
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To: SmithL

These are the same sort of people who encouraged the Nazis to destroy the Jews in Germany.


10 posted on 05/18/2005 1:42:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mbarker12474

This is extremely one-sided and uncalled for and is unhelpful in promoting peace between the parties.


11 posted on 05/18/2005 1:45:00 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: mbarker12474
Within the past week, I read an article in "Whistleblower" magazine which references this activity.

According to the article, "Mainline Churches Marching Leftward," the Presbyterian Church USA voted at its 2004 general assembly to divest from Israel. The author, Art Moore, speculated how long it would be before other "mainline" denominations followed the PCUSA example.

United Methodists everywhere should follow this and begin to prepare now. Regardless of what happens to this particular resolution, it's likely that something similar will be introduced at the 2008 United Methodist General Conference.

12 posted on 05/18/2005 2:19:18 PM PDT by Prov3456
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To: mbarker12474

Aren't these folks awfully full of themselves? This is exactly what they did years ago when they collected pennies in Sunday schools and turned them over to the ANC to buy guns and pay murderers to kill non-communists in South Africa.


13 posted on 05/18/2005 2:33:09 PM PDT by Tacis ( SEAL THE FRIGGEN BORDER!!!)
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If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
14 posted on 05/18/2005 3:58:02 PM PDT by SJackson (I don't think the red-tiled roofs are as sturdy as my asbestos one, Palestinian refugee)
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15 posted on 05/18/2005 9:19:00 PM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Memo to apostate Methodists in my home state:




16 posted on 05/19/2005 5:21:55 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (tired of all the shucking and jiving)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

Amen!


17 posted on 05/19/2005 8:54:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("You would have to double your IQ to be stupid. " --zip)
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To: mbarker12474
I believe the Lord is sorting out the wheat from the chaff, the sheep from the goats, those that are his from those that are not his. Those in tune with His Spirit know Israel is close to God's heart. Huge worldwide Christian prayer movements for Israel are currently in effect. See link below:

http://daytopray.com/folders.asp?action=display&record=5
18 posted on 05/19/2005 9:47:23 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: mbarker12474

Shades of the PCUSA action.


19 posted on 05/19/2005 1:59:16 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: mbarker12474

Oh for the days of the Real Methodist Church - The Methodist Episcopal Church, South!


20 posted on 05/19/2005 2:09:01 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis)
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To: mbarker12474

The Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church = terrorist supporting organization


21 posted on 05/20/2005 6:37:53 AM PDT by monday
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