Skip to comments.Condom distribution at church - UCC likes the idea
Posted on 04/01/2009 6:48:40 PM PDT by chase19
Condom distribution at church - UCC likes the idea Allie Martin - OneNewsNow - 3/31/2009 7:00:00
The Institute on Religion & Democracy is blasting the religious denomination of President Barack Obama for its recent stance on condom distribution inside houses of worship.
Recently, the HIV and AIDS Network of the United Church of Christ (UCC) said condoms should be handed out at places of worship. The statement was issued during a presentation to the denomination's Wider Church Ministries Board and also advocated making condoms available at faith-based educational settings.
A UCC executive said that condom distribution is a matter of life and death and that condoms should be made available to save the lives of young people.
Calling it the denomination's "moral responsibility" to make condoms available, the UCC's executive for health and wellness advocacy said "people of faith make condoms available because we have chosen life so that we and our children may live."
Alan Wisdom, with the Institute on Religion & Democracy, believes the UCC's statement is dangerous. "It sends a message to youth particularly, the kids who meet in their Alan Wisdom (IRD)Sunday schools, that the church really has no expectation of them in terms of sexuality, that it expects them to enter into multiple sexual relationships in the same way the world does, and that its only concern is they not pick up diseases," he notes.
The UCC's condom distribution is the latest step in the denomination's departure from its Puritan roots, Wisdom concludes.
A Church handing out condoms? I wonder how recently this was discussed. Since Pope Benedict's statement?
I wonder what their stance is on abortion since they're so into saving lives.
With the UCC, handing out condoms seems like it would fit them just fine.....
...because once those people die, they’re gonna realize they’re SCREWED.
“Churches” sure have gotten weird since they’ve been taken over by the liberal DemonRATS. They’re crazier than the public schools.
why do they keep pretending to be religious institutions?? There are so many of them now.
We need to become as, in your face as they are, and tell them enough already. Instead of the faithful leaving they need to stay and fight. Jesus was resolute at the Temple.
They’ve already lost their faith and don’t even know it because if they did they’d have gotten it back. Pray for them but meanwhile don’t let them take away anymore Churches.
Condoms = Russian Roulette.......
Ancestors approaching 800,000 RPM about now.
One Man + One Woman Until “Death Do Us Part” does not require condoms.
I'm a refuge from the UCC. Paraphrasing Reagan, "I didn't leave them, they left me." There's a very good reason the membership of the UCC is dwindling rapidly toward insignificantly tiny: because they have embraced the world, and made themselves enemies of Christ.