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United Church of Christ votes to boycott Washington Redskins
SF Examiner ^ | June 16, 2014 | Kim Allegrezza

Posted on 06/17/2014 1:14:15 PM PDT by rickmichaels

At the annual meeting of The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ on Saturday, June 14, a resolution was passed to pressure the National Football League and the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name and refrain from using any images, mascots, or behaviors that are demeaning to Native American cultures or peoples, according to a report in Indian Country Today. This resolution calls for members to do more than just speak out against the use of the name Redskins. It calls for a complete boycott the football team.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: nfl; redskins; religiousleft; ucc

1 posted on 06/17/2014 1:14:15 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

They’re probably soccer fans, anyway.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 1:14:41 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: rickmichaels

UCC.

They went all-in boycotting the Bible and its contents about a century ago.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 1:16:35 PM PDT by lurk
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To: rickmichaels

As a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan, grew up in northeast Texas, and lived less than a 20 minute bicycle ride to the Texas Stadium, I support and applaud the Washington Redskins! Hell, I am OLD SCHOOL; we used to go to the drive-in movies in the Texas Stadium parking lot (it doubled as a drive-in throughout most of the 70’s)!

I hope the Washington Redskins NEVER change their name, and that they never win another game against the Cowboys!


4 posted on 06/17/2014 1:17:55 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: rickmichaels

...as a symbol of how Holy they are.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 1:18:04 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: rickmichaels
Sometime soon they can call themselves the...

Former United Church of Christ

6 posted on 06/17/2014 1:18:11 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: rickmichaels

Sounds like this is really going to show the Redskins! Because churches usually spend a lot of time and money promoting NFL teams, right? Some rebel will show up at Sunday services wearing a Redskin logo on something; will it result in shunning by the congregation?


7 posted on 06/17/2014 1:19:41 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

They left the reservation (no pun intended) years ago, now they are just another top-heavy non-profit exploiting widows and old people.

God sees them.


8 posted on 06/17/2014 1:20:38 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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10 posted on 06/17/2014 1:27:57 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: rickmichaels; xzins; wagglebee

I am protesting the Church of Christ using the word “Christ”.

As a Christian I am offended that they would take the name of the Lord in Vain.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 1:28:26 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: rickmichaels

There were 507 NFL players arrested in 2010 alone and these guys are worried about a team name that’s been around for decades, with no obvious detrimental consequences? Maybe this “church” should reexamine its priorities.

(http://www.uscollegesearch.org/blog/resource-articles/criminal-justice-info/crime-rates-in-pro-sports


12 posted on 06/17/2014 1:29:38 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Pearls Before Swine
They’re probably soccer fans, anyway.

Don't say that on the World Cup threads. We actually have Freepers that watch Soccer on TV. Freepers.

13 posted on 06/17/2014 1:30:33 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Stosh

They want to prove how liberal they are, by adopting the liberal cause of protesting Indian nicknames of sports teams.

How special. How does that tie in with their faith mission????


14 posted on 06/17/2014 1:33:30 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: rickmichaels

Corrupt Doctrine ==> Corrupt Church


15 posted on 06/17/2014 1:35:32 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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—— It calls for a complete boycott the football team.——

Wow...imagine how many souls that will save from hell...


16 posted on 06/17/2014 1:39:50 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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17 posted on 06/17/2014 1:39:55 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: rickmichaels

Even Church Leadership Groups can be childish...


18 posted on 06/17/2014 1:43:55 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: rickmichaels

We have a United Church of Christ across the street. Maybe I will attend for the first time with a Redskin’s tea shirt.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 1:49:22 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: rickmichaels

Well Church you would not seem to be hypocrites if you did not ordain an open homosexual as a minister. As a religious organization you openly mock God then have the nerve to call out the Washington Redskins on their moral obligations!


20 posted on 06/17/2014 1:54:11 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: rickmichaels

I bet that the members of Church of Christ cringe when they are confused with United Church of Christ.


21 posted on 06/17/2014 1:54:25 PM PDT by forgotten man
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United Soviet Church of Christ votes to boycott Washington Redskins


22 posted on 06/17/2014 1:59:45 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Oops... I thought it was general news forum, haha.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 2:03:41 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: rickmichaels

Not surprising from a group of atheists.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 2:05:57 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: rickmichaels

Okay.


25 posted on 06/17/2014 2:29:08 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: rickmichaels

Why do churches get involved in this crap?


26 posted on 06/17/2014 3:00:22 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rickmichaels

I used to regularly attend a UCC church up to 2005 or so. I still show up on occasion and still know the majority of people. They are just older with very few new members.

As of a few years ago, they had lost almost half of their membership since the it’s peak in the mid-late 1960’s.


27 posted on 06/22/2014 5:16:18 PM PDT by matt04
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To: rickmichaels

Cheifs, Seminoles, Braves.....


28 posted on 06/22/2014 5:17:54 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: rickmichaels

What difference does it make? They have no members to speak of. They are just a bunch of Commies who took over a church and destroyed it.


29 posted on 06/22/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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