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  • Local Church Leaves United Methodist Church Over Its Support for Abortion

    03/31/2018 4:56:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 30, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Mississippi United Methodist Church recently voted to leave its denomination, in part, because of the denominationís position on abortion. In the past, the United Methodist Church has been affiliated with the pro-abortion group Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and some of its pastors continue to support pro-abortion causes. The denomination does not describe abortion as a sin, either. Its position statement describes abortion as a ďcomplexĒ issue. It says: ďOur 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...
  • Northwestern University to present 'NU Sex Week 2018'

    03/29/2018 11:11:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/28/2018 | John Patrick
    Northwestern University, a school initially founded by members the United Methodist Church, will offer a Christian service in the Protestant tradition to celebrate Easter Sunday. Two days later, the university will celebrate NU Sex Week 2018, a multiday extravaganza of sexual promiscuity and educational techniques related to sex. The events kick off on Tuesday, April 3, with a ďCondoms and Candy Celebration,Ē followed by a lively round of Sex Jeopardy. Tuesdayís events conclude with a talk by the feminist writer Roxane Gay, who once called on former President Barack Obama to direct the U.S. Treasury to replace Andrew Jacksonís likeness...
  • United Methodist Church Membership Passes 12.5 Million Worldwide; Continues to Shrink in US

    02/01/2018 9:39:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/01/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    The United Methodist Church is growing globally while declining in the United States, passing the 12.5 million-member mark, according to recently released statistics. Drawing from annual conference journals sent to the UMC General Council on Finance and Administration mostly from 2016, the UMC saw its numbers grow compared to five years earlier. The statistics were used to determine the number of delegates each annual conference will send to the 2020 UMC General Conference. Delegates for the denomination's 2020 legislative gathering will represent a diverse national background, according to the United Methodist News Service. "The 2020 General Conference in Minneapolis will...
  • United Methodist Minister: Abortion Clinic Shows ďa Reverence for LifeĒ by Killing Babies

    10/09/2017 10:11:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 9, 2015 | Dave Andrusko
    No, I did not make that quote up. It flowed from the lips of the Reverend Laura Young, explaining to why she and others from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice are blessing Preterm, a local abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. And, no, I did not make up ďblessingĒ either. Who is the Rev. Young? I did a quick check in the Columbus Dispatch. From one story I learned This year, Young, a United Methodist minister in the West Ohio Conference, was assigned by Bishop Gregory Palmer to serve as executive director of the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive...
  • Lesbian Methodist Bishop Calls Jesus a Bigot

    10/02/2017 10:38:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | October 2 2017 | Moonbattery
    If you see a Methodist church get hit by lightning, this may explain why: United Methodist Church bishop Dr. Karen Oliveto is not only a lesbian, she also believes (and publicly teaches) that Jesus was a bigot filled with prejudices. She does say that Jesus grew and changed, and thatís her point. Bishop Oliveto admonishes, ďIf Jesus can change, if he can give up his bigotries and prejudices, if he can realize that he had made his life too small, and if, in this realization, he grew closer to others and closer to God, than so can we.Ē The United...
  • The Women Ministers of Kentucky Preaching Abortion Rights (barf)

    09/07/2017 11:47:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    yesmagazine ^ | Sept, 6, 2017 | Melissa Hellmann
    As the stateís last abortion clinic is at risk of being shut down, some religious leaders step up against Gov. Matt Bevinís anti-abortion policies. In the spring of 2014, the Rev. Millie Horning Peters and her clergy friend were eating lunch in Louisville, Kentucky, when their discussion turned to reproductive rights. As people of faith who were also pro-abortion rights, they were concerned by the absence of a religious voice in discussions about womenís health care. Instead, they observed, anti-choice arguments of the outspoken religious right dominated the public debate on reproduction. So Peters set out to dispel the narrative...
  • Hillaryís ĎResurrectioní as an Ordained Methodist Minister?

    08/13/2017 1:07:06 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/17 | Judi McLeod
    In some peopleís view everyone can be forgiven for their sins other than ďracistĒ ďmisogynistĒ President Donald Trump Somewhat like Islamic terrorism, Hillary Clinton is declaring herself her own religion. In her case reinventing herself as an ordained Methodist minister, coming in to the pulpit with an already at the ready schism. Husband Bill and daughter Chelsea will no doubt be shouting ďAmenĒ on Sundays when she takes to the pulpit, with Bill only nodding off occasionally when her homilies run overly long.
  • Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton Considering Becoming a Methodist Pastor

    08/09/2017 4:29:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | August 9, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    So what do you do if you are an abortion advocate who lost two presidential elections in a row? For Hillary Clinton it is considering becoming a Methodist pastor. The news that Clinton would consider becoming a pastor in the United Methodist Church is not surprising given that the Methodist Church supported abortion for years until recently and still has a large contingent of pastors and other church leaders who strongly support abortion. Hereís more: According to The Atlantic, Clinton told her longtime pastor Bill Shillady, at a recent photo shoot for his new book, that she wants to preach...
  • United Methodist Minister Publishing Hillary Clinton Bible Devotional Book

    08/09/2017 12:35:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/09/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    A United Methodist minister is publishing a book of daily Bible devotionals inspired by the verses regularly sent to Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was running for president. The Rev. Bill Shillady, executive director of the New York-based United Methodist City Society, will be releasing the book on Aug. 15. Titled Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the book will include 365 of the over 600 devotions as well as a forward by Clinton herself. "Over the course of those 20 months, Shillady ó a pastoral friend of Clinton's ó and a small...
  • Report: Hillary Clinton Considering Becoming a Methodist Preacher

    08/09/2017 4:53:14 AM PDT · by SJackson · 67 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8-8-17 | Adam Shaw8
    Having failed to win the White House in November and with a new book on the way, Hillary Clinton is reportedly looking at turning to a more publicly religious role. Her pastor is saying she wants to get into preaching. According to The Atlantic, Clinton told her longtime pastor Bill Shillady, at a recent photo shoot for his new book, that she wants to preach ó something that the outlet says has always been a dream for her. This comes on the back of a report that Clinton told an editor in 1994 that she thought ďall the timeĒ about...
  • Former Austinite is Methodist Churchís first non-binary trans deacon (TX)

    06/09/2017 4:56:38 PM PDT · by bgill · 35 replies
    cbs austin ^ | June 9, 2017 | Melanie Torre
    A former Austinite is now The United Methodist Church's first openly non-binary trans person to be ordained as a deacon. After 12 years, M Barclay, who prefers the pronouns them/their, can call themself reverend. It's a title that took 12 years to earn-- more than twice as long as most Methodists pursuing the same ordination. "I am just filled with joy and excitement that this wall has been broken down-- at least in this moment," says Barclay.
  • Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump [BARF ALERT]

    05/11/2017 10:22:34 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 7 replies
    Cokesbury Catalog - Resources for the United Methodist Church ^ | September 2017 | Rev. Dr. Miguel De La Torre
    Here is the description of the book: Many people of faith have identified the election of Donald Trump as a confessional crisis--a moment that calls into question the deepest meaning of our religious claims and values. This book gathers reflections by a range of scholars and activists from numerous religious and denominational perspectives to address that crisis. Among the themes treated are disability issues, the LGBT community, gender and race, immigration, the environment, peace, and poverty.
  • Strong for a Moment Like This - The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton [BARF ALERT]

    05/06/2017 2:42:40 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 34 replies
    Strong for a Moment Like This - The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton is a book in a Cokesbury Catalog. Cokesbury provides resources for the United Methodist Church.Here are some excerpts from the book description:Strong for a Moment Like This gives readers an inside, personal look at the faith of one of our nationís most lauded leaders.Rev. Dr. Bill Shilladyóa pastoral friend of Clintonísóand a small team of other pastors provided the Democratic nominee with spiritual support to stay strong through arguably one of the more contentious elections in American history.As Secretary Clinton said in The New York Times...
  • Methodist Court Ruling a Blow for First Openly Lesbian Bishop

    04/29/2017 8:54:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    nbc ^ | April 29, 2017 | ap
    The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday. Bishop Karen Oliveto's civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are "self-avowed practicing homosexuals," the Judicial Council said. However, a decision over whether she can remain in the position must come from a separate disciplinary process, the court ruled.
  • Student at Methodist College Launches Fundraising Campaign for Abortion

    04/19/2017 2:52:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | April 17, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new student group at Southern Methodist University in Texas launched a fundraiser recently for the abortion group Planned Parenthood. Dallas News reports the student abortion advocacy group began as a response to the university pro-life club and its annual cemetery of the innocents display. Student Claire Krizman, who began the fundraiser for the abortion group, said she has been disturbed by the pro-life display on campus for the past three years. ďThere was no education component to it,Ē Krizman told the news outlet. ďThere wasnít a ĎHere are your optionsí or ĎThis is why itís wrongí based on their...
  • Methodist Womenís Group Attacks Pregnancy Centers Offering Women Abortion Alternatives

    12/23/2016 12:19:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | December 22, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Itís interesting to see groups that describe themselves as ďpro-choiceĒ attack organizations that offer pregnant women choices that donít involve abortion. Planned Parenthood and NARAL, two of the largest abortion advocacy groups in the United States, have a history of fighting pro-life pregnancy centers that offer women and their babies life-affirming choices and support. But the latest group to launch a similar attack is a west coast United Methodist group. The Western Methodist Justice Movement recently urged its members to ďput CPCs [Crisis Pregnancy Centers] on the defenseĒ by supporting a California law that forces pregnancy centers to promote abortion,...
  • Mother of an 11-year-old boy finds naked pictures of his pastor, 30, on his phone

    12/09/2016 7:40:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies ^ | December 9, 2016 | Giulia Crouch For Mailonline
    The mother of an 11-year-old boy found naked pictures of his pastor on his mobile phone. The Florida woman recognized the man in the indecent photos and typed his phone number into Facebook. It led her to Harbor United Methodist Church pastor Tyler Sinkus Smither. The 30-year-old youth pastor from Wilmington, North Carolina was arrested and is charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a child. An affidavit, written by a New Hanover County Sheriffís Detective Christina Starman, says that Smither first contacted the boy using a chat website, Omegle.
  • False News Claim of Methodist/Islamist Convergence

    12/09/2016 10:59:02 AM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    The websites of New York anti-Islam crusader Pamela Geller and radio conspiracist Alex Jones are claiming an obscure United Methodist congregation in Waco, Texas is part of a plan to Islamicize Methodist churches.According to On-the-ground sources in west Texas confirm that the United Methodist Church (UMC) is potentially engaged in a massive operation designed to reprogram churches as virtual mosques in preparation for a deluge of Muslim refugees. The article quotes at length an anonymous reported church member who, ‚Äúfearing for his safety,‚ÄĚ told that Bosqueville United Methodist Church (UMC) in Waco might offer ‚ÄúCatholic-style ‚Äėsanctuary‚Äô protections for...
  • Methodists Fearful of Islamification of their Churches

    12/09/2016 7:08:04 AM PST · by rhett october · 64 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 12-9-2016 | Rhett October
    After I read the story entitled, ďMethodist Churches Converting To ĎVirtual Mosquesí For Muslim Migrants,Ē I spent much of the day in mild shock. I couldnít believe what was going on inside of a Christian denomination whose founding was so deeply influenced by the great man John Wesley. I had to know what Methodists thought of this. Surely they didnít go along with it. At least not all of them or even a majority of them. My assumption, and hope, was that it was a very small minority of Methodists who thought that having worship of Allah in their building...
  • Methodist Pastors Promote Abortion, Call It a ďMoral, Pro-Life DecisionĒ Made ďin Godís WillĒ

    10/30/2016 9:05:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    Life News ^ | October 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Sadly, the United Methodist Church is one of a handful of Protestant denominations with clergy who strongly support abortion. has frequently profiled UMC pastors and church leaders who advance abortion and the denomination has often pushed abortion as a member of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Now, a pro-life writer has posted a collection of quotes from Methodist pastors pushing abortion. Here are a few selections form that list: Pro-abortion Methodist pastor John M. Swomley: It is not enough to say that abortion is not violent. Abortion is a positive decision and not a lesser evil. Ö[Abortion] is...