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An Entire Methodist Confirmation Class Rejects the Church Over Anti-Gay Policies
Patheos ^ | April 30, 2019 | SARAHBETH CAPLIN

Posted on 05/15/2019 5:45:57 PM PDT by Salman

The kids may be all right after all.

In response to the United Methodist Church formally hardening its anti-gay stance, the entire 8-student confirmation class at First United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska announced that they will not become members of the congregation right now.

The 13- and 14-year-old students announced their decision in the most public of ways: right in front of the other church members, where they read a letter they had written together.

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Two observations:

1) I had though the United Methodists were pro-homo. Maybe they are but not "enough".

2) 13- and 14-year-olds? There is an adult behind this.

1 posted on 05/15/2019 5:45:57 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

Unexpected.


2 posted on 05/15/2019 5:48:53 PM PDT by lurk
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To: lightman

Ping.


3 posted on 05/15/2019 5:49:34 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Salman

“There is an adult behind this”

Public schools and the Lambda/NAMBLA conspirators


4 posted on 05/15/2019 5:50:02 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Salman

Fine. Get out.


5 posted on 05/15/2019 5:50:32 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Salman

My own two observations:

1. Since when does the opinion of eight kids matter?

2. All eight kids were on the same page. Not even one dissenter. Somebody pressured somebody there.


6 posted on 05/15/2019 5:51:17 PM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Salman

“here is an adult behind this.”

At 13 and 14 they’ve had 8-9 years in the public education (indoctrination) system assuming they started at age 5 in kindergarten. That is sufficient time to mold them into good progressives.


7 posted on 05/15/2019 5:55:52 PM PDT by Soul of the South (The past is gone and cannot be changed. Tomorrow can be a better day if we work on)
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To: Salman

And the media should start crowing about their courage... 5, 4, 3....


8 posted on 05/15/2019 5:55:52 PM PDT by samtheman (To steal an election, who do you collude with? Russians in Russia or Mexicans in California?)
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To: Salman

Mocking God

in HIS House ?!!!


9 posted on 05/15/2019 5:56:27 PM PDT by A strike (Import third world become third world)
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To: Salman

8 kids. How will the United Methodist Church survive without them? BTW, can we please dispense with the “gay” terminology?


10 posted on 05/15/2019 5:56:53 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Salman

They should be referred to a local Unitarian, Episcopal, UCC, PCUSA, ELCA, etc., congregation, that is more in line with their thinking.


11 posted on 05/15/2019 5:58:13 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Salman

Did they also take a knee?


12 posted on 05/15/2019 5:59:20 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: A strike

Risky business for sure.


13 posted on 05/15/2019 5:59:22 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: Salman

Probably not a good idea to get positive acclaim in the literally atheist press.


14 posted on 05/15/2019 6:02:01 PM PDT by A strike (Import third world become third world)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

I am a United Methodist and their views are their views and nothing more. I can honestly say that their many young people in the church who have the opposite view. If they are uncomfortable with the church well all I can say is Bye. I wish you well and hope you find a church that you are comfortable with.


15 posted on 05/15/2019 6:05:33 PM PDT by Destroyer Sailor (Revenge is a dish best served cold.)
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To: Salman

The church should decline to offer them membership unless and until they recant and confess the Christian creeds and positions. An adult or clergy should explain to them that trying to tell Jesus He’s wrong on this one when they see Him face to face probably will not go well... he’s not interested in their opinion.


16 posted on 05/15/2019 6:08:03 PM PDT by Mom MD
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To: carriage_hill

Lots of good reads here:

https://juicyecumenism.com/category/sexuality-lgbt/

There are still many who “fight the good fight” within the UMC and earlier this year they scored a huge victory.

Unfortunately the Pro-LGBTQ kids thought otherwise.

And worse yet, the congregation gave them a standing ovation.


17 posted on 05/15/2019 6:09:09 PM PDT by lightman (Byzantine Troparia: The "praise choruses" of antiquity.)
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To: Salman

I reject the UMC because they are anti-gun.


18 posted on 05/15/2019 6:14:42 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Leaning Right

Teens at that age are great conformists, I don’t think there was any outside pressure to do this. The youngsters are in the confirmation class because their parents are churchgoers and they are the age to confirm. They get conflicting message at school, via the media, etc., and so one or two, maybe 3, decided to do what is fashionable and politically correct, and the rest of the kids went along with this. I remember when I was in youth fellowship at that age, we dared each other to do a few things we probably ought not to have done — nothing like that though, we were quite innocent. It is too bad that young people have lost their innocence, they should not be concerned about such things. I hope we can reverse the decay of our civilization, what happened in Alabama is a step in the right direction.


19 posted on 05/15/2019 6:15:07 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: Salman

Omaha Nebraska is lost. :(


20 posted on 05/15/2019 6:15:58 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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