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From the I've seen it all dept: Condom distribution at church - UCC likes the idea
OneNewsNow ^ | March 31, 2009 | Allie Martin

Posted on 03/31/2009 4:22:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

The Institute on Religion & Democracy is blasting the religious denomination of President Barack Obama for its recent stance on condom distribution inside houses of worship.

Recently, the HIV and AIDS Network of the United Church of Christ (UCC) said condoms should be handed out at places of worship. The statement was issued during a presentation to the denomination's Wider Church Ministries Board and also advocated making condoms available at faith-based educational settings.

A UCC executive said that condom distribution is a matter of life and death and that condoms should be made available to save the lives of young people.

Calling it the denomination's "moral responsibility" to make condoms available, the UCC's executive for health and wellness advocacy said "people of faith make condoms available because we have chosen life so that we and our children may live."

Alan Wisdom, with the Institute on Religion & Democracy, believes the UCC's statement is dangerous. "It sends a message to youth particularly, the kids who meet in their Sunday schools, that the church really has no expectation of them in terms of sexuality...

(Excerpt) Read more at onenewsnow.com:80 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: church; condoms; obama; promiscuity; religiousleft; ucc

1 posted on 03/31/2009 4:22:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

What’s not to love about a house of worship like that?


2 posted on 03/31/2009 4:24:43 PM PDT by fatfertile
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To: Jim Robinson

Isn’t the “Church of Christ”, which imo is a terribly misnamed church, the one Obama attended.


3 posted on 03/31/2009 4:25:33 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Jim Robinson

Well, I guess while they’re at it, they should hand out some clean needles. /sarc


4 posted on 03/31/2009 4:27:11 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Jim Robinson
Calling it the denomination's "moral responsibility" to make condoms available, the UCC's executive for health and wellness advocacy said "people of faith make condoms available because we have chosen life so that we and our children may live."
Huh?
5 posted on 03/31/2009 4:27:50 PM PDT by Sylvester McMonkey McBean (Looking for the reset button.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Kinda’ goes against the command “go forth and multiply.”


6 posted on 03/31/2009 4:28:43 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: Jim Robinson

And GM (Government Motors) will give them a new car with a comfy back seat for partaking in *you know what* before long, LOL!

I’m still looking for a new church. I’m still mad at my old church...and it takes a helluvalot for we boring Lutherans to get worked up into a lather!

(My old church was not THIS denomination.)


7 posted on 03/31/2009 4:30:40 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: yarddog

My dear old mother, God rest her soul, attended the Church of Christ all her life until the day she died. I attended as a youth living at home. But it wasn’t Obama’s church. We actually worshipped the Lord.


8 posted on 03/31/2009 4:31:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

It won’t be long before America will make the Netherlands look conservative....


9 posted on 03/31/2009 4:31:57 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Jim Robinson

I’d say this makes it official, UCC is a cult.


10 posted on 03/31/2009 4:32:28 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I couldn’t find “Go forth and distribute rubbers” anywhere in the Bible.........

Must not be much of a church.


11 posted on 03/31/2009 4:33:25 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Jim Robinson

A few years back, a conservative holdout in the UCC referred to his own, increasingly liberal denomination as “Unitarians Considering Christ”.

I guess they have finished considering and chosen to utterly reject Him. Sad.


12 posted on 03/31/2009 4:35:32 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Jim Robinson
I understand that, absolutely. THIS is not your Daddy's UCC!

It so sad when Churches sell out the congregation and lead them astray. Not to mention those who feel compelled to leave. I have been there, though not with this church.

13 posted on 03/31/2009 4:35:37 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Me too, Diane. Haven't found one that isn't full of liberals, except the Catholic Church, but I am not catholic.

The Churches in the south are so much more in line of what Churches should be.

14 posted on 03/31/2009 4:37:05 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Have you found a LCMS? WE left the ELCA for the LCMS.


15 posted on 03/31/2009 4:37:48 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: gidget7

Go to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Come visit church with us sometime to see what a Biblically-based church is really like.


16 posted on 03/31/2009 4:38:53 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: Jim Robinson

There’s Church of Christ and then there’s the UNITED Church of Christ. There is a world of difference.


17 posted on 03/31/2009 4:39:58 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: Jim Robinson

I guess this should be no surprise given that the UCC is Jeremiah Wright’s denomination.

I’m not sure which is worse, handing out condoms and encouraing fornication in church, or preaching the hatred that Wright preaches.


18 posted on 03/31/2009 4:40:13 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Jim Robinson

Made me think of my old Mother, possibly the sweetest person who ever lived. I can still picture her sitting by the window reading her Bible. She joined the Southern Baptist Church when she married Daddy at age 18. Remained a devout one until she died.


19 posted on 03/31/2009 4:43:10 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Jim Robinson

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just give them corks?


20 posted on 03/31/2009 4:43:53 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

You are correct. If anything, the Churches of Christ have the reputation of being legalistic,(though the y are very congregational so experiences may vary) unlike the very liberal UCC.


21 posted on 03/31/2009 4:43:55 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Jim Robinson
Why not condoms? the UCC Hhurch I used to belong to and was raised in just hired a Lesbian Preacher with her significant other.

My father was the president of the church council 20 years ago and since they hired this thing, every senior member of the church has abdicated to another church.

22 posted on 03/31/2009 4:46:27 PM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

In Missouri?


23 posted on 03/31/2009 4:46:47 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: fatfertile

I hope you wanted to put a /sarcasm at the end of your statement.


24 posted on 03/31/2009 4:48:48 PM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Grandma I know what a Biblical based church is like, really. I grew up attending them, and then raised my son attending some. We left two because the theme was geting too far off the Bible. Did find another in that area. But since I moved, there are very few.


25 posted on 03/31/2009 4:49:54 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: yarddog

The one Obama attended is *United* Church of Christ—not to be confused with the church of Christ, of which I am a member.


26 posted on 03/31/2009 4:56:24 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Jim Robinson
The ucc supposedly has a large population of homosexuals in their congregations and in the pulpits. This condom distribution is probably meant as their way of combating HIV/AIDS. Strange, but we live in a strange time.
27 posted on 03/31/2009 5:12:46 PM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

These churches are no longer places of worship, but only platforms for leftist diatribes and activism.


28 posted on 03/31/2009 5:30:49 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The biggest crimes in history were committed by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: gidget7
Haven't found one that isn't full of liberals, except the Catholic Church,

Plenty of nutty liberals in the RCC. We conservative Catholics resist a lot harder.

29 posted on 03/31/2009 5:33:51 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Jim Robinson

What next? Lining up partners so the condoms won’t go to waste?


30 posted on 03/31/2009 6:29:41 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I left the Methodist Church over 40 years ago, it’s even worse now.


31 posted on 03/31/2009 6:53:52 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: gidget7

I thought you were having trouble finding one. It’s getting harder all the time. About 15 years or so, we left the ELCA for the LCMS and the LCMS churches we’ve attended have been solid. We’re happy members now.


32 posted on 03/31/2009 6:55:28 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
I have had, grandma, but I live in MA! LOL so there you have it. Even the in laws left their church and have not found another, when their church went way to far and allowed a lesbian “pastor”. That was it for them.

There are three I have to chose from when visiting relatives, 2 of them in KY. When there I have to chose to go with Mom, or my brother. I like both.

33 posted on 03/31/2009 8:08:29 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: yarddog
This is the same organization, the "United Church of Christ(UCC)." It has little to do with Christ and really hasn't been a church for some time.
34 posted on 03/31/2009 9:40:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: elpadre
Strange, but we live in a strange time.

As one observer of the episcoplaina meltdown put it, "Weird things happen when the 'powers and principalities' begin to get the upper hand.'

35 posted on 03/31/2009 9:44:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I want to stay with Missouri Synod Lutheran in which I was raised. I just need to find one in my area that fits. The last one was Wisconsin Synod and it wasn’t as ‘by the book’ as I prefer. I go to hear the word, not glad hand everyone and spend a lot of time fund raising and padding the church coffers. I’m not naive; I know part of it is doing good works; it just shouldn’t get in the way of saving my soul, you know? ;)

When I joined, the church was 100% debt-free. By the time I left a few years later, they were $600K in debt for church improvements and building a school and a daycare. It was becoming a circus, IMHO, and the leadership was questionable from the top down.


36 posted on 04/01/2009 6:14:05 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: yarddog

The church of Christ (very conservative) is unrelated to the UNITED Church of Christ (extremely liberal).


37 posted on 04/01/2009 6:42:02 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

and they get weird-er every day


38 posted on 04/01/2009 7:13:01 AM PDT by elpadre (nation)
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