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United Methodist Church Bashes Ben Nelson on Abortion Funding Refusal
LifeNews.com ^ | December 18, 2009 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 12/18/2009 4:22:59 PM PST by julieee

United Methodist Church Bashes Ben Nelson on Abortion Funding Refusal

Washington, DC -- The United Methodist Church has never made a secret of its support for abortion as it regularly participates in a radical national pro-abortion religious group. With one of its members, Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson, holding up the health care bill over abortion funding, the church is on the attack.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: babybutchers; benedictarnoldnelson; benedictnelson; bennelson; benodictarnoldnelson; benodictnelson; bribe; nebraska; nelson; unitedmethodist

1 posted on 12/18/2009 4:22:59 PM PST by julieee
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To: julieee

It will be interesting to see the WTH look on some of these church leaders faces when God returns and tells them they have been wrong all these years....


2 posted on 12/18/2009 4:25:37 PM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Kimmers
That's why I don't go to these havens of bureaucratic infighting, hypocrites, and back-stabbers. Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, etc. it's all the same.

I'll worship and talk to God in my own way.
3 posted on 12/18/2009 4:28:08 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Kimmers

It is that “Church and Society” group again. They are a extreme liberal fringe group that claims to speak for the whole UMC.


4 posted on 12/18/2009 4:30:34 PM PST by yawningotter
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To: randomhero97

We have a group that meets in each others homes using the model from the early church. I have gotten more from these meetings than all my years at any “traditional” church.


5 posted on 12/18/2009 4:31:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: julieee

What are the Methodist going to do, excommunicate him because he believes babies should not be killed?

Figures Hillary is Methodist too.


6 posted on 12/18/2009 4:33:03 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: julieee

Can a Methodist priest be gay as well?

If so then it’s not a church , just a club.


7 posted on 12/18/2009 4:34:50 PM PST by NoLibZone (If Reagan rises & runs I'll vote. Pure Conservative¬ô know it's better to have Obama, Ayers & Soros.)
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To: julieee

Note to self: The United Methodist Church is nothing more than another baby killing organization that pretends to follow Gods will.


8 posted on 12/18/2009 4:35:53 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First Failed Black Pres-dent.....)
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To: julieee
The United Methodist Church has 12 million members world wide and 8 million n the U.S. They support Abortion and government funding for it.

The Roman Catholic Church has 1.2 billion members in the world and over 72 million in the U.S. The Catholic Church is adamantly Pro-life.

United Methodists, Your objections have been noted and rejected.

9 posted on 12/18/2009 4:36:00 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: julieee

The UMC is not likely to kick Nelson out. After all, he’s the last member that doesn’t drool while singing.


10 posted on 12/18/2009 4:36:15 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: randomhero97
I understand.....the level of hypocrisy and bad biblical teaching is enough to turn anyone off....

Hubby and I found a non denom church with only about 100 members....good solid bible church....and we do not have a whole lot of money but there is a whole lot of truth and good people in the church

I would encourage you to visit it churches but in the meantime love the Lord like you do, keep talking to him and God will return the favor.......

11 posted on 12/18/2009 4:37:04 PM PST by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: julieee
I grew up in the Methodist Church, but left when I realized my last two pastors weren't saved.

The UMC is no longer a Christian church as far as I can tell, although I still know some of the pastors, and they're believers. I'm not a good one to talk, though. I just don't go to church anymore. I can do prison ministry, I can go to third world countries, but I can't deal with good church people. It's my shortcoming, not theirs, but I can't deal with them.

12 posted on 12/18/2009 4:40:41 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: julieee

The Church of “wasss happinin’ NOW”

UMC - keep your religion - you have taken God out of it.


13 posted on 12/18/2009 4:41:47 PM PST by sodpoodle (Stop wasting our wealth and start telling the truth.)
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To: julieee
The UMC isn't a church.

At it's top level, it's an ultra, left-wing political party.

At the membership level, it's a social club.

As long as the top level keeps the congregation fat, dumb and happy, no one is the wiser.

I left the UMC 9 years ago when I finally figured out what it was.

14 posted on 12/18/2009 4:43:02 PM PST by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: julieee

May God forgive them...


15 posted on 12/18/2009 5:00:31 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: julieee

The United Methodist Church sold out to marxism a very long time ago!


16 posted on 12/18/2009 5:01:16 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: julieee

Perhaps the saddest thing in all of this is how far the Methodist Church has fallen since the days when it was the Methodist Episcopal Church and synonymous with being born again. The church of the Wesleys was concerned primarily with soul saving. It is true the Methodist church has always been involved in social issues mostly because the Wesleys ministered to the underclasses. But caring for our brothers is a Christian obligation, not a socialistic outreach program. It certainly does not include abortion support,something that ought to be anathema to any Christian. I recently left the UMC when the original, born again Pastor retired, and was replaced with superficial corporate types who simply follow the current dogma of the UMC. It was a heart breaking decision because I love the history of Methodism in the United States, but I could not sit under the preaching( did I say preaching? I mean sermonettes that last 10 minutes) of unsaved people.


17 posted on 12/18/2009 5:14:18 PM PST by sueuprising
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I was going to a UMC church earlier this year.

I was on the Arts Committee. I do playwriting for a hobby, so I offered to write a play loosely based on the themes in the book of Jonah for the church.

When we had the reading of the play for a small group in the church, it was viciously attacked by some people. Many people told me they liked the play, but a vocal group attacked it with unbelievable nastiness. I’ve been doing playwriting for a long time, so I expect and welcome criticism. However, this was unbelievably rude behavior. They were even screaming at my wife.

In this loose version, Jonah lives in the modern day and he is called by God to go back to the town where he grew up and swore he would never return to help out his family. He doesn’t want to do it, but eventually agrees after some events convince him to follow God’s lead.

The people who screamed the loudest then immediately got the church to do a “play” transcribed entirely from two Dr. Seuss stories. They said these stories promoted “tolerance.”

I pointed out that teaching “tolerance” is a pretty meaningless value, since the real question is “tolerate what?” After all, we shouldn’t tolerate genocide. As a church, I thought we ought to address that issue before putting on a play with this “tolerance” theme in mind. I was told to shut up.

I then quit and joined a more conservative church. Maybe I’m a bit of an outlier in this new church because I believe in evolution and don’t take everything in the the Bible literally, but so what? The people are nice, they don’t mind my politics, and Christian ethics and worldview make a whole lot of sense.

Okay, that was a long story. Make of it what you will.


18 posted on 12/18/2009 5:24:56 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I left the UMC 30 years ago when the hierarchy was supporting
commie movements in So. America and Africa. The local churches sometimes have great people but the liberals always float to the top.


19 posted on 12/18/2009 5:36:07 PM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Our man in washington

Keep looking. Maybe not the big mainstream—but there are churches and people out there that are what Christ would want them to be. You will know it when you find the right fit for you. There are Christians that stand up for Christ and his teachings.


20 posted on 12/18/2009 5:40:27 PM PST by handmade
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
I left before then. The minister was trying to raise money to build a field hospital for the Viet Cong, and raising funds for Handgun Control Inc. I walked out in the middle of the service.

My gteat grandfather was a circuit ridng Methodist preacher in the horseback era. He preached all over South Georgia and North Florida. It's a different church, if you can still call it a church.

21 posted on 12/18/2009 5:47:00 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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Ping


22 posted on 12/18/2009 5:55:58 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Imagine a day when the politicians have to hold a bake sale to pay for votes!)
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To: julieee

Oh my, Obama said I don’t want my kids PUNISH with a baby but Obozo baby is HEALTHCARE and Nelson will cave, so sad


23 posted on 12/18/2009 7:50:03 PM PST by FreeperFlirt
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” The United Methodist Church has never made a secret of its support for abortion..” A Christian Church supporting murder, no wonder it too is dying.


24 posted on 12/19/2009 4:28:31 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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