Skip to comments.United Church of Christ committee recommends condom distribution at churches
Posted on 03/29/2009 11:01:59 PM PDT by kaehurowing
United Church of Christ committee recommends condom distribution at churches
Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2009 / 09:06 pm (CNA).- The HIV and AIDS Network of the United Church of Christ (UCC) is advocating that condoms should be distributed at places of worship and faith-based educational settings.
The network called for condom distribution in its March 19 statement issued at a presentation to the UCC Wider Church Ministries Board, the Institute on Religion and Democracy reports.
UCC executive Michael Shuenemeyer argued: The practice of safer sex is a matter of life and death. People of faith make condoms available because we have chosen life so that we and our children may live.
The UCC denomination is descended from Puritan and Congregationalist traditions.
Presently the UCC has about 1.2 million members, down from 2.1 million in 1967. In the most recent year for which data is available, the denomination reportedly lost six percent of its membership according to its 2009 Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches.
Alan Wisdom, Institute for Religion and Democracy Vice President for Research and Programs, commented on the networks justification, saying One wonders where the children will come from if UCC members are religiously using their church-dispensed condoms.
He argued that condoms can easily be obtained at any corner drugstore. One would hope that a church would be offering some moral guidance not available at the drugstore.
Remarking that the UCC was quick to criticize Pope Benedict for voicing doubts about condoms as the solution to HIV/AIDS, Wisdom suggested the denomination should consider why Catholics oppose artificial contraception: because it turns sex into an activity in which persons instrumentalize one another's bodies for pleasure, thus promoting the kind of promiscuity that accelerates the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Parents concerned about schools distributing condoms might assume that the church would have their backs, reinforcing the traditional Christian ethic reserving sex for marriage, he continued. In the case of the UCC, that assumption would be wrong. Now, apparently, parents need to think twice before dropping their kids off for Sunday school.
Just when I thought I had heard and seen everything. The next thing you know they’ll be hosting teen drinking and sex parties so the children can do it in a “safe environment”. GAG.
Rush mentioned a few weeks ago that America’s premier business people are incompetent cowards in not so many words.
It appears that this incompetence is not limited to them, but must also apply to prominent religious leaders as well.
I don’t know if the UCC counts as a “prominent religious leader.”
Way of the Master is a great series which really shows how every single person tries to justify their sins by diminshing them or citing worse things they or others do or could do.
I usually do not speak against any church. But in this case look up the name Barry Lynn and Americans for Seperation of Church and State. As well United Church of Christ which is very liberal it seems should not be confused with The Church Of Christ a conservative Christian sect.
We’d all be better off if the UCC simply spayed their females.
UCC is the denomination of the church in the Chicago area that the Obamas attended and were members of for so long.
Just want to point out that vasectomies are much easier to perform and thus much more cost-effective. Nonetheless, tubal ligation and vasectomy have no effect on the transmission of STDs and little effect on libido. Perhaps the procedure you're thinking of is castration, and it wouldn't be the first time in the annals of religious history that someone thought castration would make God smile.
Jeremiah Wright is a retired UCC minister, and he has a certain kind of ... "prominence." And Barack Hussein Obama (who is prominent) has been a member of the UCC for a couple of decades - although he says he never heard a lot of what Mr. Wright was preaching.
God is judging both our national and church leaders for their gross misconduct. Radical change is coming ordained by Him and for them it is not going to be fun.
Oh I so pray that it will happen sooner rather than later. Today’s circumstances beg for the Almighty’s change...
It is right here at the door now. Read Ezekiel 7.
The UCC=The United Church of Condoms.