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Kids’ church lemonade stand raises money for same-sex ‘marriage’
life news ^ | 7.30.2012 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 07/30/2012 6:30:56 PM PDT by Morgana

MINNEAPOLIS, July 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nothing so calls to mind the spirit of innocence than a child’s summertime lemonade stand. However, at one church in Minneapolis, young Sunday school children donated the proceeds of their childhood business venture to a group dedicated to redefining marriage in the November election.

On July 15, children in grades 1-5 at First Universalist Church of Minneapolis charged a quarter a glass during their church-sponsored fundraiser to support same-sex “marriage.”

The church dubbed the event, which took place in the church social hall, “Lemonade Stand-ing on the Side of Love,” to match the title of its summer sermon series.

Children made signs in Religious Education class. Lauren Wyeth, who leads the classes at the Unitarian-Universalist church, told a local media outlet that during the sale some of the kids were very “motivated”, “acting like carnival barkers.”

All proceeds went to the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance, which is fighting the statewide marriage protection amendment on the November ballot. In all, the children raised $150.

First Universalist Church’s children grow up learning the “rainbow path,” with each color of the homosexual flag representing a different humanistic value.

The church’s website recounts that the Unitarians, who deny the doctrine of the Trinity, joined with the Universalists, who believe in universal salvation, to form a new denomination in 1961.

“While some individual UUs and congregations still identify themselves as Christian, most do not,” the church’s FAQ notes.

The church, which is deeply committed to social liberalism, hopes to train its members to influence 4,000 voters before the election.

Many see this referendum as only a beginning. Jane Baudelaire, who is in a same-sex relationship with another woman, said even if the marriage protection amendment fails, “We’ll still need lemonade stands to support all kinds of love, not just homosexual love.”

As the election looms, Minnesota-based businesses such as retail giant Target, cereal maker General Mills, and news service Thomson Reuters have endorsed or funded the effort to redefine marriage.

However, a SurveyUSA/KSTP poll released days ago found the true marriage amendment enjoyed a 15 percent lead among the state’s voters: 52 percent favor enshrining the traditional definition of marriage in the state constitution while 37 percent oppose the measure.

For more information on the November amendment, constant Minnesota for Marriage: http://www.minnesotaformarriage.com


TOPICS: Other non-Christian
KEYWORDS: church; homosexualagenda; lemondade; marriage; mn2012; religiousleft; uu

1 posted on 07/30/2012 6:31:09 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

**First Universalist Church of Minneapolis**

What church?

Really a church?


2 posted on 07/30/2012 6:33:42 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana
Unitarian/Universalists are atheists,plain and simple.Their own literature admits it.For them to call their Politburo meeting places “churches” is,literally,an affront to all that's good and holy.
3 posted on 07/30/2012 6:35:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Morgana

It’s not a church. It’s a club pretending to be something they are not, so they can be tax exempt and so they can deceive those who don’t read the Bible.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 6:36:58 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Morgana

It’s an Obama cult group.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: Morgana

Church of the damned.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 6:41:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Morgana
First Universalist Church’s

This isn't a church as we know the word "church." This is a liberal club. You won't find anything to do with Christ or God in their buildings. They will, though, have quotes from Buddha, environmentalist, Mao....
Too bad for those poor kids. Their parents should be ashamed. It would be better to have millstones tied around their necks....

7 posted on 07/30/2012 6:43:15 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Morgana

I swear, Minneapolis/St Paul just aint right.


8 posted on 07/30/2012 6:44:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Morgana

When it said Minneapolis, I was sure it would have been talking about the world-infamous St Joan of Arc “community.”


9 posted on 07/30/2012 6:47:52 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: Venturer
Church of the damned.

Oh yeah. Big time.

10 posted on 07/30/2012 6:49:26 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Morgana

You hear the one about the Unitarian Universalist?

A UU guy goes door knocking. A guy opens the door and the UU guy says: “If you have a few moments, I’d like to speak to you about spiritual matters.” The homeowner says: “Sure” and invites the UU guy in. They sit down and the UU guy says: “If I were to die tonight, where would I go?”


11 posted on 07/30/2012 6:49:37 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Salvation

“What church?

Really a church?”

Now, now dear! We must not disturb the crazy people in the nervous hospital.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 6:50:24 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: Morgana
I think it was a LemonAids Stand.
13 posted on 07/30/2012 6:51:48 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is an Impeached Commie.)
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To: Morgana

I don’t know how the Universalist “Church” gets away with calling itself a church.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 6:56:39 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Morgana

Church ought to be quotation marks. The unitarian universalist church is just a bunch of liberals gathering together to worship whatever feel like at the moment.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 6:57:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Morgana
i guess the Lemonade Police only shut down Christian lemonade stands...
17 posted on 07/30/2012 6:59:59 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana

Which is mostly themselves.


18 posted on 07/30/2012 7:00:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Salvation
First Universalist Church of Minneapolis

As God-centered as a Waffle House.

19 posted on 07/30/2012 7:03:57 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Pollster1

>>It’s not a church. It’s a club pretending to be something they are not, so they can be tax exempt and so they can deceive those who don’t read the Bible.

Church’s Fried Chicken is more of a church than this clubhouse for weirdos.


20 posted on 07/30/2012 7:05:31 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Morgana

The fact that this is a Unitarian church says it all. Unitarians are basically secular humanists. They do not view Christ as anything other that a teacher like Ghandi or Martin Luther King. They are also known to be extremely liberal; perhaps radically so. So it is in keeping with their usual customs to have children taught “the rainbow path”.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 7:08:54 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: FrdmLvr

The Universalist building across the street from us has a fifty foot banner hung across the front proclaiming “People of Faith for Marriage Equality”.
I gag every time I see it.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 7:14:07 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Morgana

Nothing short of Child Abuse.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 7:15:49 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
Nothing short of Child Abuse.

Yeah. Because this was a pro-homo thing, my guess is that yellow stuff wasn't really lemonade.

24 posted on 07/30/2012 7:18:57 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Morgana

“First Universalist Church’s children grow up learning the “rainbow path,” with each color of the homosexual flag representing a different humanistic value.”

It’s a good thing they took the pink stripe out then, standing for “sex”.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 7:27:54 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Nothing short of Child Abuse.

My thoughts exactly? Where are the Child Protection Services clowns????

26 posted on 07/30/2012 7:28:42 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: concerned about politics
Nothing short of Child Abuse.

My thoughts exactly? Where are the Child Protection Services clowns????

27 posted on 07/30/2012 7:30:01 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: Wiser now

I’d post a sign across the street from them that said “What Faith?” or “Faith in What?”.

We both know the answer to that, because faith in anything but Christ is DEATH!

God Bless, friend~ J.S.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 7:43:36 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Morgana

I definitely didn’t see anything like that at the Southern Baptist church where my kids started VBS today lol (we are Catholic and are welcomed there).


30 posted on 07/30/2012 7:47:00 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Morgana
The Unitarian Universial church is about as religious as the NUTJOBS from WESTBORO BAPIST.

I would ask them if JESUS would aprove of gay marrige.

31 posted on 07/30/2012 8:01:24 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: tbpiper

I believe Waffle House is more religious then those UU nutjobs.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 8:07:25 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: concerned about politics

Are there no depths of degradation that these pathetic people will not sink to?


33 posted on 07/30/2012 8:21:11 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Morgana

non-Christian. I wonder how many of these kids have already been molested


34 posted on 07/30/2012 9:12:20 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Morgana; OLD REGGIE

Pinging the “Biblical Unitarian”. Old R — any comments on the degeneration that is unitarianism?


35 posted on 07/31/2012 6:06:26 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Gay State Conservative

True story. A friend once went to a unitartian “Christmas service”. Someone read some L. Ron Hubbard stuff and then
“How the Grinch Stole Chistmas” was read as the homily.

He said it was the most bizarre thing he’d ever seen.


36 posted on 07/31/2012 8:53:14 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Morgana

I just quit drinking lemonade.


37 posted on 07/31/2012 2:35:42 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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