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Presbyterians narrowly vote to divest from companies used by Israel
Fox News ^ | June 21, 2014

Posted on 06/21/2014 7:49:11 PM PDT by Hildy

DETROIT – 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.

The General Assembly voted by a razor-thin margin -- 310-303 -- to sell stock in Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions. Two years ago, the General Assembly rejected a similar divestment proposal by two votes.

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1 posted on 06/21/2014 7:49:11 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

Awful !

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2 posted on 06/21/2014 7:50:30 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Hildy

Why do they even pretend to be a church of Jesus Christ anymore?


3 posted on 06/21/2014 7:55:16 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Hildy

Horrible news. Disgusting.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 7:55:37 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Hildy

Israel must come to terms with the reality that changing demographics and a woeful ignorance of history is resulting in declining support both in the United States and the EU. Obama’s thinly disguised hostile policies toward Israel are not occurring in a political vacuum.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 7:55:53 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Hildy

So they hate the Jews but love homosexuality?


6 posted on 06/21/2014 7:56:50 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: Hildy

Christian should divest themselves of the PCUSA. Are there any Christians still in the PCUSA?


7 posted on 06/21/2014 7:57:19 PM PDT by all the best
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To: Hildy

Typical. Anti-Semite bigots.


8 posted on 06/21/2014 7:59:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: stevio
Why do they even pretend to be a church of Jesus Christ anymore?

They have to pretend to be a church of Jesus Christ to keep the cash flowing into the collection plate.

9 posted on 06/21/2014 8:00:39 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: c-b 1

That must be it.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 8:01:40 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Soon Presby USA will find in the end they divested themselves of Christainity


11 posted on 06/21/2014 8:02:11 PM PDT by inchworm
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To: Hildy
"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." Genesis 12:3. This church has turned away from Christ. They are in deep do do, to put it in the vernacular.
12 posted on 06/21/2014 8:03:44 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Hildy

Presbyterians, they have a policy that embraces the screwing of gays and Jews, just in a different way.


13 posted on 06/21/2014 8:05:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Hildy

Jesus was asked for comment about this divestment from his birth place. “it’s not my business what they do.” He said. “I haven’t been in that church in years.”


14 posted on 06/21/2014 8:13:43 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Hildy

The never were Christians anyway...just a feel good cultivate should merge with the Unitarian Universalist cult.


15 posted on 06/21/2014 8:17:18 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: Hildy

The never were Christians anyway...just a feel good cult should merge with the Unitarian Universalist cult.


16 posted on 06/21/2014 8:18:12 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: Hildy

I once worked at a daycare in a Presbyterian church..I left after a few weeks, just something about that face gave me a bad feeling, now I can see my initial reaction was right


17 posted on 06/21/2014 8:18:24 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hildy

So they won’t be buying any Sodastream products? Their loss.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 8:18:45 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Hildy

Henceforth they should be treated as muslims by everyone. Every last one of them. If they believe in God, they are needing to leave.


19 posted on 06/21/2014 8:21:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Hildy

If this was a real Christian church, their money would be going into mission fields instead of the stock market...


20 posted on 06/21/2014 8:22:31 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: stevio

they are the PC-USA arent they?


21 posted on 06/21/2014 8:24:31 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: stevio
That's a very good question. They are clearly much more interested in celebrating homosexuals and homosexual acts than they are in the worship and teachings of our Lord and Savior.

The great writer Flannery O'Connor wrote about a church of Jesus Christ without Christ. I didn't know what she was talking about when I first read her book many years ago.

Now I do.

22 posted on 06/21/2014 8:25:23 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Hildy

As expected.

As we move closer to the End Times.


23 posted on 06/21/2014 8:29:39 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: WXRGina

ping


24 posted on 06/21/2014 8:34:06 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Hildy

Hmmm - Israel - isn’t that where Bethlehem is? - isn’t that where Jesus Christ was born? - didn’t he get that Christian religion stuff going? - are these Presbyterians supposed to be Christians? - the drive to be morally superior to all those who are less sensitive and compassionate sure does strange things to some people’s thinking.....


25 posted on 06/21/2014 8:52:07 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yes, they are PCUSA.


26 posted on 06/21/2014 8:52:36 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Hildy

That’s right Presbys-—reject Israel and embrace gay marriage. Might as well be a denomination for heretics and apostacy.


27 posted on 06/21/2014 9:02:38 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Hildy

The late Rev. D.James Kennedy would be aghast at what the Presbyterians are becoming.


28 posted on 06/21/2014 9:04:50 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: iowamark
"So they hate the Jews but love homosexuality?"

NO- The PC(USA) hates Jews and unborn babies, and loves homosexuality.

29 posted on 06/21/2014 9:40:27 PM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: miele man

How uncannily descriptive.We can be certain that they didn’t choose the acronym based on their attitudes...but perhaps someone else...did.


30 posted on 06/21/2014 9:41:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Hildy

This is exactly the reason my PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) church is growing by >1000% over the last 10 years in LA.


31 posted on 06/21/2014 9:44:22 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: F15Eagle

Right you are.


32 posted on 06/21/2014 9:53:20 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Hildy

And now this.

Presbyterians vote to allow gay marriage.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/19/us/presbyterian-church-same-sex-marriage/


33 posted on 06/21/2014 10:00:52 PM PDT by peggybac (My boss I respect, my father I revered. Chris Rock, Mr. Obama is NOT my boss or my father.)
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To: Hildy

Many of the Founders were Presbyterians, weren’t they, and weren’t many of the political philosophers and professors they relied on for their views as well?


34 posted on 06/21/2014 10:03:20 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Hildy

Our new Allies in Iraq the Iranians don’t like Israel.

Now that they want to ‘help’ us we don’t want to offend them.


35 posted on 06/21/2014 10:06:32 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: Mastador1; Gamecock

Not every denomination using the Presbyterian name does that.


36 posted on 06/21/2014 10:07:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Typical. Anti-Semite bigots.

It's way past time that anti-Semites in this country be called out. Loud and in their face(s). No more soft peddling, no more politeness. No more of the mealy mouthed milksop politeness of the cowardly Republicans in congress.

That especially includes all of the ones in Washington with a (D) after their names. Which, IMHO, is the vast majority of them. Most especially their America hating ringleader.

37 posted on 06/21/2014 10:08:00 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: peggybac

PCUSA, maybe it should be spoken Pee Cee Cussers?


38 posted on 06/21/2014 10:08:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Hildy
FUPC!

You worship a false god!

39 posted on 06/21/2014 10:10:01 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Granted, Presbyterian theology tends to a “replacement” theology and so has less of a philosophical reason to be friendly towards Jews. It’s far less of a problem with dispensationalism e.g. most Southern Baptists.


40 posted on 06/21/2014 10:10:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Hildy

Anti-Semitism has always been a sport enthusiastically played by the world’s Western populations.

It was very briefly considered “bad form” after the Nazi excesses of World War II, but it’s back in fashion again.


41 posted on 06/21/2014 10:14:57 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Hildy

Anti-Semitism has always been a sport enthusiastically played by the world’s Western populations.

It was very briefly considered “bad form” after the Nazi excesses of World War II, but it’s back in fashion again.


42 posted on 06/21/2014 10:17:37 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Your knowledge of that is surely greater than mine.

But there is no excuse for their ignorance of history and current events. It’s still bigotry on their part. As far as I am concerned anyway. I readily admit to being highly opinionated.


43 posted on 06/21/2014 10:18:49 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Like in the generation of modern Presbyterian missions, some Presbyterians have managed to come out of some of the more wooden corners of theology concerning the role of the Jews. At the least here in the Jews is a people of whom some might become Christians and we don’t know who, so why be gratuitously harsh.


44 posted on 06/21/2014 10:23:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: allendale

Israel should come to terms that they are God’s chosen people. . .nations including the anti-God Presbyterian Church that go against Israel will be punished. Woe to people that keep their membership with that bunch of apostates. Think of the people who lost their lives building this great nation . . . and to have it literally crumble in a few short years. I just don’t see a comeback but hopefully there will be a harvest of souls believing in the Lord Jesus Christ before His return!


45 posted on 06/21/2014 10:26:36 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: ChildOfThe60s

[At the least here in the Jews is a people of whom some might become Christians and we don’t know who]

Actually a guest speaker on Christian faith laid a weird factoid on me once. “Most Jews who grow up in Catholic neighborhoods turn out to be Protestants.”

God’s tag team.

Google for dispensationalism and you’ll see a whale of a lot of debate. But it explains a lot of things pretty well.


46 posted on 06/21/2014 10:27:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Excesses?


47 posted on 06/21/2014 10:36:11 PM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: Hildy

Well, I had gone to the local Presbyterian church down the street.

Natch that. ..


48 posted on 06/21/2014 10:44:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: tflabo

I am gonna guess that the late Rev. Mr. D. James Kennedy belonged to some Presbyterian Church that was not PC-USA. Dr. Kennedy worked tirelessly to bring people to Jesus Christ and to be a good pastor to them.


49 posted on 06/21/2014 10:45:05 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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To: Hildy

I’ve had the extreme misfortune to have to attend two funeral at the local Presby Church for my neighbor. First for his wife, and now a year later for his teenaged son. I have never felt such a cold, uncaring services in my entire life. There he was, the suede shoe minister replete in his very expensive suit all wired up with his boom mike. At the back of the room ( I won’t call it a chapel) was his sound guy running the sound board and all the video displays. Felt like I’d just dropped in to a rock concert. The other thing that I know is that this particular “church” goes out of it’s way to trash all the other churches in town, and won’t let a youth group member hold an office in their youth organization if he or she is dating outside the faith. I’ll just bet Jesus isn’t pleased.


50 posted on 06/21/2014 11:00:38 PM PDT by vette6387
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