Thursday, May 25, 2006

Methodist Leader Calls For Impeachment

More idiocy from the so-called "religious" left:

(May 23, 2006) -- The United Methodist Church's chief social-issues spokesman, the Rev. Jim Winkler, says Congress should impeach President Bush "to advance the kingdom of God."

Winkler proposed that during the annual "Ecumenical Advocacy Days," attended by delegates from his church and other denominations, most of them members of the National Council of Churches.
[ED.: Well, that explains it - Castro's favorite religious group.]

In his view, "there was nothing Christian" in President Bush's response to the 9/11 attacks.

The Methodist church's official Social Principles declare, "War is incompatible with the teachings and example of Christ," and reject war "as an instrument of national foreign policy."
[ED.: Where were you guys when Hitler needed you?]

The Methodists are America's third-largest religious body.
[ED.: And, unlike the religious bodies ahead of them (Roman Catholics and Southern Baptists), the Medthodists' numbers are shrinking every day.]

(emphasis and editorial comments added)
My Comments:
"To advance the Kingdom of God"? And they say religious "conservatives" inappropriately mix religion with politics.

Imagine if the late Cardinal O'Conner or the President of the Southern Baptist Convention had weighed in on the Clinton impeachment by proclaiming that the President should be impeached in order "to advance the Kingdom of God". What would have been the response from the media and the rest of the liberal establishment? I think even most religious "conservatives" would have thought an inappropriate line had been crossed.


Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Religious Left Struggles to Find Unifying Message

Saint Hugo - the Religious Left Begins its Embrace of [Castro-Loving Commie Bastard] Hugo Chávez

Has Tim Kaine Shown Democrats How To Reach The Promised Land?

For Democrats, a Troubling Culture Gap

Left-Leaning Preacher to Howard Dean: You Can't Fake It, So Shut Up About Religion

Wary Democrats Discover a Severe "Parents Gap"

1 Comments:

At 5/25/2006 9:36 AM, Blogger ~Patricia~ said...

Jay, this is just one of many reasons we are no longer Methodists. Even though we could attend a conservative Bible-believing local UMC church, we could not support the liberal, socialist agenda of the UMC denomination with our tithes. (BTW, Hillary Clinton was a member of the United Methodist Women(UMW) - they adore her - and quite sadly,in the UMC, the women appear to be the ones in power.)

 

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