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  • The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses

    02/10/2018 10:37:21 PM PST · by TBP · 99 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 9, 2018 | Rose Hackman
    Tucked away in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, somewhere along the winding roads that hug Great Lakes shores, is an idyllic town named Bay View. For more than a century, generations of “Bay Viewers” have congregated here to share in summer activities. What started out as a modest camping ground for Methodist families 140 years ago has quietly developed into a stunning vacation spot for people who can afford the upkeep of a second home. Streets named Moss, Fern and Maple are dotted with impeccably maintained century-old gingerbread cottages. Over the horizon, residents can watch lifelong friends sail their boats across the...
  • Methodist Minister: I Help Women Get Abortions at Planned Parenthood Because I’m a Christian

    12/17/2017 5:02:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Emma Akpan is a faith leader at her North Carolina African Methodist Episcopal Church. She also volunteers for Planned Parenthood. Akpan wrote a column for Bustle this week trying to justify her abortion advocacy with her Christian faith by claiming that she wants to end violence against women. Akpan described herself a minister at her church. “I am a clinic greeter because of my faith, which teaches me how important it is to provide care for my community,” the Raleigh, North Carolina, woman wrote. “For me, that means ensuring that women have safe access to their health care facilities.” Akpan,...
  • Church leaders say Roy Moore is 'infected by a false Christian religious virus' as they hold...

    11/19/2017 8:22:13 AM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 19, 2017 | Emily Crane For
    FULL TITLE: Church leaders say Roy Moore is 'infected by a false Christian religious virus' as they hold a rally in Alabama arguing he is unfit for US Senate A group of church leaders in Alabama have spoken out against Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore saying he is infected with a 'false Christian religious virus'. The Rev. William J. Barber, a leading figure among religious liberals, led a rally against Moore at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Birmingham on Saturday after he was dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls decades ago. Barber told the crowd of 100...
  • The Private Faith of Hillary Clinton

    09/09/2017 9:49:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The New Yorker ^ | September 8, 2017 | Michael Luo
    For politicians who are searching for an appropriate way to talk about their Christian faith in public, the Bible can sometimes appear to contain contradictory mandates. In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, he admonishes his disciples to pray in secret and “not be like the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others.” Later, however, the resurrected Jesus, just before he is taken up to Heaven, implores his followers to go forth and “be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the...
  • 'Our world is experiencing black Friday. It might be Hell for a while.' Prayer Hillary's pastor...

    08/11/2017 12:01:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 11, 2017 | Daniel Bates
    Hillary Clinton's pastor compared her defeat to Christ's crucifixion and a Trump presidency to Hell in a devotional he sent her hours after she lost, it was revealed Friday. The Democratic loser had received a daily prayer from the Rev Bill Shillady, a longtime Clinton family friend, throughout her campaign. But on the Friday morning after her defeat, he sent her a very different text - this time a full-on lamentation, he reveals in a new book and in a CNN interview. It compared her defeat to the crucifixion, and said: 'You, our nation, our world is experiencing a black...
  • First on CNN: The email Hillary Clinton's pastor sent her the day after the election

    08/10/2017 11:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 10, 2017 | Daniel Burke, Religion Editor
    This is the email Hillary Clinton's pastor, the Rev. Bill Shillady, sent her on the morning of November 9, 2016, the day after she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump. For more on how religion helped lead Clinton "out of the woods," read our interview with Shillady. Sunday is Coming November 9, 2016 It is Friday, but Sunday is coming. This is not the devotional I had hoped to write. This is not the devotional you wish to receive this day. While Good Friday may be the starkest representation of a Friday that we have, life is filled with...
  • Methodist Church and United Church of Christ Tell Senate to Oppose Defunding Planned Parenthood

    06/15/2017 2:12:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Life News ^ | June 15, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Nearly a dozen religious organizations joined abortion advocacy groups Wednesday to urge U.S. Senators to keep funding the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood. United Church of Christ, Methodist, Presbyterian and Jewish groups were among the 150-plus groups that signed a letter outlining their support of the abortion chain, Obamacare and Medicaid expansions. A group called NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice also signed the letter. “We urge you to oppose any repeal of the Affordable Care Act, attempts to change Medicaid’s open-ended funding guarantee into a block grant or per capita caps, and any attempts to defund Planned Parenthood,”...
  • In rejecting gay bishop, Methodist court shows the folly of relying on scripture for moral guidance

    04/30/2017 4:51:38 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 47 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4/29/2017 | Clay Farris Naff
    I can't copy on my iPad. Sorry. Very annoying article from the Huffington Compost.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Local Texas United Methodist Church In Waco Now Embracing Islam

    12/09/2016 5:04:30 AM PST · by rhett october · 68 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | 12-6-2016 | John Griffing
    WACO, TX – 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. While President-elect Trump announces plans to defund “sanctuary cities,” churches (especially those with far-left theologies) are declaring their intent to invoke “sanctuary” for the millions already pouring across the border, including Muslim refugees. Some churches are even getting visits from “clergy” urging them to virtually roll over and accept an Islamic future. [RELATED: GELLER REPORT: Sanctuary Cities Showdown: Churches Loom As Thorn To...
  • How Methodists Invented Your Kid's Grape Juice Sugar High

    09/24/2016 9:04:55 AM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 09-23-2016 | Luke T. Harrington
    It’s weird to think about, but a lot of the things we take for granted are almost shockingly recent inventions. The can opener didn’t exist until 1870—nearly a full century after canned food was first produced (people ate so much canned food that year, you guys). Doors have been around forever, but doorknobs weren’t invented until 1878 (and people were finally able to leave their houses). And grape juice?
  • Hillary Expected To Address Recent Shootings At African Methodist Episcopal Conference On Friday

    07/08/2016 1:37:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    KYW-AM ^ | July 7, 2016 | Cherri Gregg
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton will address thousands attending the African Methodist Episcopal conference in Philadelphia on Friday. The Black Church a familiar stumping ground for Hillary Clinton, and leaders expect Clinton to tackle tough Black issues straight on. Rev. Mark Tyler said she will be addressing many current events. “Not only will she speak about the shootings in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis, but she will be able to speak to it in a way that will certainly surprise a number of people.” Rev. Tyler is pastor of Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia. His church...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Methodists Vote to Divest From Hate and Invest in Peace

    05/24/2016 6:27:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 5-23-16 | Abraham Cooper and Yitzchok Adlerstein
    n 2016, the frontline of the war against the legitimacy of the Jewish state isn’t Gaza or Israel’s northern border — or even the Golan Heights. It is the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to terminate the Jewish state by delegitimizing it in the world community. This ugly campaign plays out on our nation’s college campuses, including most recently at the University of California-Irvine, where campus police had to intervene to save (mostly) Jewish women from “activists” protesting a film about Israeli soldiers. BDS-ers, crafting their efforts as “pro-peace,” have had considerable success with mainline Protestant...
  • Methodists trying to avoid church split over gay rights

    05/18/2016 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 18, 2016 7:01 PM EDT
    The top policy body for the United Methodist Church is struggling to avert a split over gay rights. The Methodist General Conference voted 428-405 to delay all discussion of church policy related to LGBT people during a meeting in Portland, Oregon. Delegates created a commission Wednesday to review all relevant church law on the subject over a period of at least two years, then hold a special meeting to discuss the way forward. …
  • A Response to Adam Hamilton’s Recent Post on the Bible and Homosexuality

    05/05/2016 7:35:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    Patheos ^ | April 28, 2016 | Ben Witherington
    Adam Hamilton has once more entered into the fray of making pronouncements about what the Bible does and does not advocate when it comes to same sex sexual activity and same sex marriage, and you can read his post here, only the first of four such posts leading up to the General Conference in a couple of weeks. My concern is with the misinterpretation of the Bible in this post as well as the misrepresentation of Methodist cultural trends at various points and so once you’ve read what Adam says, then consider the following response. In the first place,...
  • Religious leaders object to religious objections law [MS]

    04/25/2016 8:37:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2016 7:26 PM EDT
    Dozens of Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi’s new religious objections law, saying it violates their religious principles. More than 30 ministers from around the state and nation published an open letter Monday saying the so-called “religious freedom” law goes against Christian teachings to love and respect all people. The group joins major businesses, human rights groups and legal experts in opposing the incoming law, which they say discriminates against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. […] Pastor Bruce Case of Madison, Mississippi, was among those who signed the letter opposing the law. He said the law creates a...
  • Pastor Drops Gay Bombshell in Middle of Sunday Sermon

    01/15/2016 12:03:31 PM PST · by robowombat · 59 replies
    Charisma ^ | 6:00AM EST 1/15/2016 | JENNIFER LECLAIRE
    Pastor Drops Gay Bombshell in Middle of Sunday Sermon 6:00AM EST 1/15/2016 JENNIFER LECLAIRE We're seeing 1 Timothy 4:1 playing out right before our very eyes. It's called the Great Apostasy and it's well underway. "At last I am choosing to serve in that role with full authenticity and as my genuine self—as a woman who loves and shares my life with another woman." Those were the words of Cynthia Meyer, a pastor at Edgerton United Methodist Church, who decided to make her first sermon of 2016 a coming out party. Meyer, 53, has been an ordained UM pastor for...
  • A Texas minister set himself on fire and died to ‘inspire’ justice

    06/28/2015 3:20:51 PM PDT · by Salman · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 16, 2014 | Lindsey Bever
    One Monday in June, 79-year-old Charles Moore, a retired United Methodist minister, drove to Grand Saline, Tex., his childhood home town some 70 miles east of Dallas. He pulled into a strip mall parking lot, knelt down on a small piece of foam and doused himself with gasoline. Then, witnesses said, he set himself on fire. ... The Tyler Morning Telegraph obtained a copy of the suicide note from Grand Saline police. In it, Moore lamented past racism in Grand Saline and beyond. He called on the community to repent and said he was “giving my body to be burned,...
  • Church leaders support Medicaid expansion (Montana)

    03/31/2015 9:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hungry Horse News ^ | March 31, 2015 | 21 Church Leaders
    As people of faith, we believe that each of us has a moral obligation to take care of each other. At one time or another, every one of our fellow human beings has a need that we can help ease. We have an even stronger obligation to help the most vulnerable among us — those whose needs are often the greatest. 4307821 Whitefish Physical Therapy (headache) Instory HHN That obligation means more than making sure people have food and clothing. In today’s world, those basics fall far short of what anyone needs to better their lives, support a family and...
  • United Methodist Church leader mocks March for Life, UMC issues response statement

    01/25/2015 3:13:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    Bill Mefford, Director of Civil and Human Rights at the UMC’s Washington office, used the March for Life last week to mock the event with a sign, and picture he posted on Twitter, saying “I march for sandwiches.” Many are upset a church leader used a solemn event to liken an unborn baby to a sandwich. The next day, UMC Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe General Secretary General Board of Church & Society, issued a statement about Mefford’s “march”: “Affirming human dignity is central to the witness of Jesus Christ. Christians are called to watch over with care the lives of...