I attended a UMC church during my first marriage, including being married in that church. Grew up in the ALC and LCA, as well as one year in a LCMS school. Was shocked at how left-wing the Methodists were.
what are these acronyms?
All the right-wingers were driven out of that church in the 70s thru 90s. Before then, it was a socially conservative church. However, the leadership had been corrupted starting in the 1920s, and it's amazing that it took 50 years to completely overtake the pews.
Excerpts from The Congressional Record on
Investigation of Communist Activities in the New York City Area (Parts 6-8)
Hearing Before The Committee on Un-American Activities
House of Representatives, 83rd Congress, First Session
July 7 and 8, and July 13 and 14, 1953
The Methodist Federation for Social Action, originally called the Methodist Federation for Social Service, was first organized by a group of Socialist, Marxist clergymen of the Methodist church headed by Dr. Harry F. Ward. Dr. Ward was the organizer, for almost a lifetime its secretary and actual leader. He at all times set its ideological and political pattern. Its objective was to transform the Methodist Church and Christianity into an instrument for the achievement of socialism. It was established in 1907, 12 years before the organization of the Communist Party in the United States in 1919... The inner hard core of the Methodist Federation consisted...of a Communist cell headed by Ward, which functioned under the direction of the Communist Party.
Missions and Marxism
During the 1980s, United Methodist Church missionaries toiled in Nicaragua, not planting churches or winning souls, but flaking for the Sandinista experiment with Central American Marxism. Today, some of those missionaries have reemerged to agitate for Honduras ousted leftist President Manuel Zelaya... The Methodist missionaries in Nicaragua during the 1980s worked for a pro-Sandinista relief group, CEPAD, which was also funded by the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries. Said one CEPAD official in 1984: We not only support the Sandinista government, but we are immersed in the revolution.
The Methodists, Alinsky and Hillary Clinton
Chronicles the story of Hillary's roots in Methodism and seduction into "critical theory" and Marxism...