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Presbyterians to divest as protest against Israel
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Posted on 06/20/2014 6:04:58 PM PDT by Java4Jay

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose products Israel uses in the occupied territories.

Last week, the pension board of the United Methodist Church, the largest mainline Protestant group in the U.S., revealed plans to sell its holdings worth about $110,000 in G4S, which provides security equipment and has contracts with Israel's prison system.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: israel

1 posted on 06/20/2014 6:04:58 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Java4Jay

The Presbyterian Church USA is THE CHURCH OF SATAN.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 6:06:36 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

Most Protestant churches seem to be going that way.


3 posted on 06/20/2014 6:08:53 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: P-Marlowe

I don’t know that they are the church of satan, however, I do believe they have lost their first calling as a Christian church.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 6:10:03 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Java4Jay

This is part of the reason Mainline denominations are losing members at alarming rates.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 6:11:43 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: doc1019

I’ve been a Presbyterian for a long time but I’m out - this is disgusting.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 6:14:51 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: clintonh8r

I am not sure of the numbers of these liberal churches but I can speak to my Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) church and bible-believing churches in my area. My church has sustained a 10-20% annual growth rate over the last ten dollars. In my area bible-believing protestant churches are doing quite well. So I would not paint such a broad brush.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 6:15:43 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Java4Jay

Presbyterian Mosque


8 posted on 06/20/2014 6:16:37 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay
Israel = bad
Homo marriage = good

Got it.

9 posted on 06/20/2014 6:20:26 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Java4Jay

All the non-Christian churches are taking similar approaches to queers, Israel, etc. Shouldn’t be that shocking as the Bible predicts it.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 6:25:02 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
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To: Java4Jay

There is no such thing as a Palestinian.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 6:34:52 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: Java4Jay

I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 6:36:14 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: Java4Jay

The gay-loving, Jew-haters?


13 posted on 06/20/2014 6:37:44 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

You would think that any organization that professes to believe in the Bible would see what they’re doing is predicted in that same Bible.


14 posted on 06/20/2014 6:40:00 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: Java4Jay

I Timothy 1:19-20.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 6:41:27 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: Java4Jay

PCUSA. ... Politically Corrupted United Satanists of America. What a stinking rotten filthy Nazi outfit! It’s incredible. Any decent moral person needs to run out of that anti-Christian cesspool of a “ church” Immediately. Fortunately, there are many good denominations and independent congregations that still try to follow God’s Word.


16 posted on 06/20/2014 6:46:51 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Java4Jay

heretics.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 6:51:12 PM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: Java4Jay

They are going to try to hurt Israel by selling the stock they have in American companies? Baloney. They’re cashing out to cover current expenses.


18 posted on 06/20/2014 6:57:54 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Java4Jay

It’s nice to see that they have finally gotten rid of any semblance of appearing Christian - support for gay marriage and ditching Israel under the bus - yep devil’s spawn!


19 posted on 06/20/2014 7:03:37 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Java4Jay

Wow, What the hell is wrong with the Presbyterians?
Favoring terrorists over the Jews, Mocking God with Okaying homosexual marriage.
They should be ashamed to call themselves Christians.....


20 posted on 06/20/2014 7:05:21 PM PDT by 48th SPS
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To: plain talk

I am glad for you and the people in your area. There must be a line at some point where good churches of these organisations, who have become apostate, remove themselves from them or become infected by their lies. I would suggest the line has long since been crossed. “Come out of her my people” seems very appropriate in these times.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 7:09:22 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: melsec; plain talk
Orthodox Presbyterian Church

http://www.opc.org/

Evangelical Presbyterian Church

http://www.epc.org

22 posted on 06/20/2014 7:17:10 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Aria
"I’ve been a Presbyterian for a long time but I’m out - this is disgusting."

I wouldn't say I'm "out" but I've been a "C and E" Presbyterian for a few years now. (I understand offerings are way down at our church, so maybe I'm not alone.)

23 posted on 06/20/2014 7:24:11 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: clintonh8r

Evangelical churches support Israel.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 7:52:04 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Java4Jay

110,000.......that’s a good weeks collection in our parish


25 posted on 06/20/2014 8:26:26 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: P-Marlowe

Thank God himself that we just recently left PCUSA for ECO. What evil. Satan has taken over.


26 posted on 06/20/2014 8:34:35 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Aria

I’ve been a Presbyterian for a long time but I’m out - this is disgusting.


Good. May you find a better spiritual home soon. I’d tease you about joining us Catholics *wink* - but a lot of former PC USA members seem to be more comfortable with some of the Southern Baptist churches.

Just remember Screwtape’s advice to his nephew on how to tempt his assigned man: “If you can’t stop your subject from going to church, make him shop around.”

Good luck and blessings to you.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 8:38:37 PM PDT by EC1
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To: clintonh8r

SOME, perhaps, and a number of so-called “mainline” churches, such as methodists, UCC, and so forth, have definitely slipped away from their first love, who is the Christ.

On the other hand, chuches who preach the unmitigated GOSPEL are growing at an amazing rate. My Baptist church has to set up seats in the back virtually every week for new folks. We preach nothing but the Gospel and we now run 6-7 buses going to various local cities, bringing in kids and families. God is richly blessing us

So kindly refrain from trying to tar ALL Protestant Churches with the same satanic brush. It hasn’t worked before and won’t now.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 9:31:39 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!F)
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To: dcwusmc

Please point out where I used the word “all.”


29 posted on 06/20/2014 9:37:01 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: clintonh8r

“Most,” without definition as to WHO is part of it, may as well be “all,” as one is left unable to know who ISN’T part of that “most.” Which may have been your intent.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 11:20:39 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!F)
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To: Java4Jay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presbyterian_Church_%28U.S.A.%29

In 1984 they had 3,100,951 members. As of 2013 their membership has declined to 1,760,200.

In the last couple of years it has been dropping about 5% a year.


31 posted on 06/21/2014 4:54:20 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: ealgeone

“For behold, God is not mocked.”


32 posted on 06/21/2014 6:11:41 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: dcwusmc

You’re free to infer whatever you please, but don’t put words in my mouth and don’t try to read my mind.


33 posted on 06/21/2014 6:15:29 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: melsec

The PCA did just that back in 1973 and broke off from PC USA.


34 posted on 06/21/2014 9:00:03 AM PDT by plain talk
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