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Friday, 23 January 2015

How Proud the Members of His Denomination Must be

h/t to First Things.

Himself used to be a Methodist.
I know some very nice people who are Methodists.
So perhaps the title of the post is unkind, since it was meant sarcastically -- what I mean is, "how deeply ashamed people who belong to his denomination and pay his salary must be."

Nothing against sandwiches, I like'em too.
But it is clear from his apology expressions of regret for having been caught mocking the idea of working for the protection of innocent human life that, uhm.... yeah, he's pretty much okay with abortion.
But, Mr. Medford, I'll do my part to help it "make the rounds" - here's your "apology."

Here's what the UMC as a "nurturing community" says on the subject:
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.

Also note:
the Church's statements on social issues, such as abortion, represent the effort of the General Conference to speak to human issues in the contemporary world from a sound biblical and theological foundation. They are intended to be instructive and persuasive, but they are not church law and are not binding on members. Members will hold differing views on abortion. There is no requirement for members to agree with the Church’s view.
So, basically... whatever?

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