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United Methodist Church Group Sends $443,750 to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business
LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 04/09/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT by Morgana

Methodist Health Care Ministries whose logo claims they are serving humanity to honor God is giving money to the nation’s top abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries (unitedmethodistchurchMHM) is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, dental and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas.

The mission of the organization is “Serving Humanity to Honor God” by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Southwest Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church. MHM is one-half owner of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare system in South Texas.

Methodist HC ministries

According to their website, they donated $443,750 to Planned Parenthood Trust of South Texas in 2014.

“We encourage people to get in touch with their spiritual roots – Catholic, Baptist or whatever that is. It makes no difference to us,” Kevin Moriarty, the organization’s President & Chief Executive Officer said. “It’s a matter of understanding that somebody’s health and well-being is connected to mind, body and spirit.”


TOPICS: Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: abortion; methodist; prolife; um

1 posted on 04/09/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

right......


2 posted on 04/09/2014 9:16:42 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Morgana

The slide into the abyss started long ago, Wesley is spinning in his grave.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 9:17:39 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: cherry

Yea I know, I know. Who has the Methodist ping?


4 posted on 04/09/2014 9:17:39 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana

Surreal...


5 posted on 04/09/2014 9:19:44 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: Resolute Conservative

“Wesley is spinning in his grave.”

Exactly what I was thinking.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 9:19:57 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Morgana

Kevin Moriarty

President and CEO at Methodist Healthcare San Antonio, Texas Area | Hospital & Health Care

Current: President and CEO at Methodist Healthcare

Past: Director at City of San Antonio, Division Head-Planning,Finance and Grants at City Of San ANtonio

Education: Stanford GSB, Harvard University, Hunter College, St. Francis College


7 posted on 04/09/2014 9:22:03 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Morgana

We used to be United Methodist. Past tense. Left several years ago; they are WAY TOO LIBERAL to be considered reflective of Biblical Christianity.

Wesley would be ashamed.


8 posted on 04/09/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Morgana

Kevin C. Moriarty
President & Chief Executive Officer

Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ team members defined their own set of core values. These are embraced in the message of “I am the caring servant,” and shape our relationship with the people we serve and each other. Our values are more than a philosophy at MHM; it is the compass that guides our behavior and the manner in which we do our jobs.

9 posted on 04/09/2014 9:25:21 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Morgana

I’m confused. Is this organization an arm of the UMC or independent?


10 posted on 04/09/2014 9:27:26 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Morgana

pass the collection plate and pay the fee of an abortionist

why the church left me


11 posted on 04/09/2014 9:27:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: kcvl

“We heard they killed lot of black children”.


12 posted on 04/09/2014 9:28:19 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Morgana

Kevin C. Moriarty

President & Chief Executive Officer

Grew up in New York - Master of Science degree in Urban Studies - member of Peace Corps - teacher 2 years S. Africa

http://www.mhm.org/images/stories/leadership/KCM%20Bio_2012.pdf


13 posted on 04/09/2014 9:30:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Morgana; SoFloFreeper; Genoa

Methodist Healthcare Ministries is not part of the Methodist Church.

It was started in in 1955 by the Southwest Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. It is a separate entity.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 9:30:51 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Morgana

I get that people have moments of weakness and sin but I never could understand how people, who claim to be Christian, could go on to do something clearly evil for a prolong period of time and think nothing of it. ( like supporting abortion ) Where is their discernment?


15 posted on 04/09/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: AppyPappy

MHM is one-half owner of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare system in South Texas.

These services include primary care medical and dental clinics, support services like counseling, case management and social services, family wellness and parenting programs, and church-based community nursing programs.

MHM also works with similarly-focused organizations and state government in developing more socially conscious public policy. The purpose is to change legislative perspectives and policies so that the root of the problems of the underserved are addressed for the long-term. In addition, MHM provides financial support to established organizations that are already effectively fulfilling the needs of the underserved in local communities through programs and services that they already operate.

Contact Us...
http://www.mhm.org/contact-us

‘Do all the good you can’ Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 9:36:30 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Morgana

Abortion
http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/the-nurturing-community#abortion

The beginning of life and the ending of life are the God-given boundaries of human existence. While individuals have always had some degree of control over when they would die, they now have the awesome power to determine when and even whether new individuals will be born. Our belief in the sanctity of unborn human life makes us reluctant to approve abortion.

But we are equally bound to respect the sacredness of the life and well-being of the mother and the unborn child.

We recognize tragic conflicts of life with life that may justify abortion, and in such cases we support the legal option of abortion under proper medical procedures by certified medical providers. We support parental, guardian, or other responsible adult notification and consent before abortions can be performed on girls who have not yet reached the age of legal adulthood. We cannot affirm abortion as an acceptable means of birth control, and we unconditionally reject it as a means of gender selection or eugenics (see Resolution 3184).

We oppose the use of late-term abortion known as dilation and extraction (partial-birth abortion) and call for the end of this practice except when the physical life of the mother is in danger and no other medical procedure is available, or in the case of severe fetal anomalies incompatible with life. This procedure shall be performed only by certified medical providers. Before providing their services, abortion providers should be required to offer women the option of anesthesia.

We call all Christians to a searching and prayerful inquiry into the sorts of conditions that may cause them to consider abortion. We entrust God to provide guidance, wisdom, and discernment to those facing an unintended pregnancy.

The Church shall offer ministries to reduce unintended pregnancies. We commit our Church to continue to provide nurturing ministries to those who terminate a pregnancy, to those in the midst of a crisis pregnancy, and to those who give birth.

We mourn and are committed to promoting the diminishment of high abortion rates. The Church shall encourage ministries to reduce unintended pregnancies such as comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education, advocacy in regard to contraception, and support of initiatives that enhance the quality of life for all women and girls around the globe.

Young adult women disproportionately face situations in which they feel that they have no choice due to financial, educational, relational, or other circumstances beyond their control. The Church and its local congregations and campus ministries should be in the forefront of supporting existing ministries and developing new ministries that help such women in their communities. They should also support those crisis pregnancy centers and pregnancy resource centers that compassionately help women explore all options related to unplanned pregnancy. We particularly encourage the Church, the government, and social service agencies to support and facilitate the option of adoption. (See ¶ 161L.) We affirm and encourage the Church to assist the ministry of crisis pregnancy centers and pregnancy resource centers that compassionately help women find feasible alternatives to abortion.

Governmental laws and regulations do not provide all the guidance required by the informed Christian conscience. Therefore, a decision concerning abortion should be made only after thoughtful and prayerful consideration by the parties involved, with medical, family, pastoral, and other appropriate counsel.


17 posted on 04/09/2014 9:37:03 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Morgana

We hear story after story of the big organized Churches being involved in abortion and gay marriage.

Is every one still ready to ignore the familiarity of organized religion and the great whore of rev 17?


18 posted on 04/09/2014 9:45:29 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Morgana

Fortunately there are still many churches which try to preach and follow Christian teachings and Judeo- Christian moral values. Especially in Texas.


19 posted on 04/09/2014 9:58:38 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Morgana

Not good news at all for Methodists.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 10:26:46 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: kcvl

**Moriarty**

What’s this guy doing defaming a famous Irish name?


21 posted on 04/09/2014 10:27:49 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ravenwolf

As the evil increases, those who were never interested in being delivered from evil become more and more obvious.


22 posted on 04/09/2014 10:28:51 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Salvation

I didn’t leave the United Methodist church, it left me... then I found a better church.


23 posted on 04/09/2014 3:39:47 PM PDT by pithyinme (Oh great 3 more years of crap to wade through....)
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To: pithyinme

Good for you. To me, all these stories are so sad, for they are deserting the World of the Lord, Jesus Christ.


24 posted on 04/09/2014 4:11:26 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana

PATHETIC


25 posted on 04/09/2014 8:45:44 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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