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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Lesbian Bishop Calls Jesus a Bigot

    09/28/2017 8:49:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 26, 2017 | John Ellis
    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 that's her point. Bishop Oliveto admonishes, "If 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."
  • Publisher pulls book by Clinton's pastor over plagiarism

    09/05/2017 11:11:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-5-17 | Josh Delk
    The publisher of a book by Hillary Clinton's long time pastor is discontinuing sales, citing newly examples of plagiarism.
  • Hillary Clinton's Pastor admits to plagiarizing prayer

    08/19/2017 10:24:27 AM PDT · by zerosix · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 9/19/17 | Rachel Zoll
    Hillary Clinton’s pastor has acknowledged he plagiarized part of the prayer commentary he sent her the day after she lost the presidential election, a devotional that is at the heart of a book he published Tuesday. The Rev. Bill Shillady said in a statement he was “stunned” to learn that his devotional, “Sunday is Coming,” was so similar to an earlier blog post by the Rev. Matt Deuel of Mission Point Community Church in Warsaw, Indiana. Shillady said he has apologized to Deuel and will credit the Indiana pastor in future editions of the book, titled “Strong for a Moment...
  • Hillary’s ‘Resurrection’ 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 people’s view everyone can be forgiven for their sins other than “racist” “misogynist” 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 “Amen” on Sundays when she takes to the pulpit, with Bill only nodding off occasionally when her homilies run overly long.
  • Clinton’s Pastor Says Hillary’s Loss Worst Injustice Since Christ’s Crucifixion [semi-satire]

    08/14/2017 3:15:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    Methodist minister Bill Shillady compared Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and concluded that “it was the second worst instance of injustice in human history. In both cases we saw exemplary paragons of virtue punished for the sins of others.” Shillady predicted “a Hell on Earth under the demon that is Donald Trump,” but offered a ray of hope that “the forces of righteousness will triumph in the end. Right now, true believers are working assiduously to unseat the unholy Trump and clear the way for the ascension of...
  • Hillary Clinton's pastor plagiarized portion of new book

    08/14/2017 3:33:01 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    Hillary Clinton's longtime pastor plagiarized the writings of another minister in a new book scheduled to be released on Tuesday. "Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton," is based on emails the Rev. Bill Shillady, a United Methodist minister, wrote to Clinton from April 2015 through December of last year. Shillady and Clinton, a lifelong Methodist, formed a spiritual bond after meeting in New York in 2002. The pastor co-officiated at Chelsea Clinton's wedding in 2010, presided over Clinton's mother's memorial service and blessed her grandchildren. Clinton appears on the cover of "Strong for...
  • HILLARY’S PREACHER PROSPECTS

    08/11/2017 1:28:51 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 33 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 08/11/2017 | Bill Donohue
    Hillary Clinton is back in the news, but for reasons that are confounding her supporters and her detractors alike. She is reportedly weighing a decision to become a Methodist lay preacher. There are good reasons why her fans and foes are befuddled: it is out of character for almost any Democrat these days to evince a serious interest in Christianity. Quite simply, it will not be easy for her to make the jump to preacher status given all the hostility to traditional Christian moral values that she and her Party have expressed for decades. “God talk” has never come easily...
  • Unreal: Clinton's Pastor Compared Her 2016 Election Loss to Jesus's Death

    08/11/2017 12:21:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Hillary Clinton's pastor compared her defeat to President Trump in the 2016 election to Jesus Christ’s death. “You, our nation, our world, is experiencing a black Friday," Rev. Bill Shillady wrote to Clinton one day after her loss. "Our hope is that Sunday is coming. But it might well be hell for a while." He also said “life is filled with a lot of Fridays” and Good Friday “represented the day that everything fell apart.” “Today, you are experience a Friday. Your Friday is what happened in the last few weeks and last night in the tragic loss. But Sunday...
  • Hillary Clinton wants to be a lay preacher. Here’s what her spiritual adviser says.

    08/10/2017 7:03:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 67 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 8/9/2017 | Martha Quillin
    Hillary Clinton wants to be a preacher, and a Duke Divinity School alum who served as her spiritual adviser during the 2016 presidential campaign says Clinton would be powerful in the pulpit. “I think she would be a terrific preacher,” said the Rev. Bill Shillady, who has been a friend and a pastor to the Clinton family for 15 years. “She knows her Bible, and she loves people and she loves God.” (snip) Shillady said he and Clinton were together for a photo shoot for the book’s release when she said, almost offhandedly, “‘Bill, I think I’d like to do...
  • 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. Here’s 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 — a pastoral friend of Clinton's — and a small...
  • A Huffington Post Humanist Urges the Church to Stop Using the Bible as a Moral Guide

    05/02/2017 6:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 540 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2017 | Michael Brown
    It’s one thing when a humanist attacks the Bible. That’s expected. It’s another thing when a humanist attacks a Christian denomination for using the Bible as a moral guide. But that’s exactly what humanist author Clay Farris Naff did on the Huffington Post on April 29th.Naff was upset that the highest court of the Methodist Church struck down the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto, since her only infraction was being married to another woman. How, he wondered, could the church punish her for love?He writes, “To anyone free of ancient prejudices, the injustice of condemning Oliveto is plain. How can...
  • Electing Lesbian Bishop Violates Church Law, United Methodist High Court Rules

    04/30/2017 2:27:32 PM PDT · by madison10 · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 4/28/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    Electing Lesbian Bishop Violates Church Law, United Methodist High Court Rules The United Methodist Church's highest court has ruled that a regional body violated the denomination's rules when they elected an openly lesbian clergywoman as bishop and she can be removed from her position. In a 6–3 decision released Friday, the United Methodist Judicial Council decided that the Western Jurisdiction's election of Karen Oliveto to the position of bishop violated church law. "It is not lawful for the college of bishops of any jurisdictional or central conference to consecrate a self-avowed practicing homosexual bishop," read the decision, as reported by...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Methodist High Court Rejects First Openly Gay Bishop’s Consecration

    04/29/2017 6:28:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/28/17 | Laurie Goodstein
    The United Methodist Church’s highest court has ruled that the consecration of its first openly gay bishop violated church law, compounding a bitter rift over homosexuality that has brought the 13-million-member denomination to the brink of schism. In a 6-to-3 vote made public on Friday, the church’s Judicial Council found that a married lesbian bishop and those who consecrated her were in violation of their “commitment to abide by and uphold the church’s definition of marriage and stance on homosexuality.” Still, the court ruled that the bishop, Karen P. Oliveto of Denver, “remains in good standing” pending further proceedings, offering...
  • Lesbian Methodist bishop faces challenge to her election

    04/24/2017 4:37:23 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    AP ^ | April 24, 2017 | Rachel Zoll
    Karen Oliveto clutched a friend's hand, closed her eyes and wept when she learned last year she had been elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church. Oliveto, who is married to another woman, had become the denomination's first openly gay bishop.
  • Christian university in Texas opens prayer room for Muslim students

    02/19/2017 9:17:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 2/16/17 | Jeremy Beaman
    A Christian university in Texas has created a prayer room for its Muslim students.The Methodist-affiliated McMurry University dedicated the space in one of the school’s residential dorms for its Muslim students’ daily prayers.Before its creation, Muslim students met for prayer in a nearby hotel, a student who helped establish the new prayer room told The College Fix in an interview.That student, Joe Yousef, is president of McMurry’s Saudi Student Club. Of the roughly 1,000 students attending McMurry, about 60 are Muslim and many come from Saudi Arabia, Yousef said.Yousef said now that Muslim students have a prayer room on campus, it will...