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Minnesota United Methodist Church members take a stand
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Posted By: voxpopuli, 6/21/2019 9:22:32 PM

United Methodist Church parishioners in Minnesota are taking a stand on an issue that's dividing the church. This week at the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, members voted to make the church more inclusive, voting to reject the church's long-standing policies involving LGBTQ members and clergy. (snip) "The LGBTQIA+ community is present in the Untied Methodist Church," Zaagsma said. "We're talking about people in our churches."

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good move.. pander to the 1%.. and wonder why you've become irrelevant

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ketchuplover 6/21/2019 9:35:11 PM (No. 103639)
Driving around the Twin Cities, it's easy to spot a U.M. Church. They often have rainbow flags and banners or rainbow "All Are Welcome Here" signs -- which mean: "We wink at your sin. Come and join our feel-good party!" Picking and choosing which of God's Word one wants to accept is the ultimate form of idolatry - it's putting man's "wisdom" over God's.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 6/21/2019 9:51:39 PM (No. 103646)
There is a huge gulf between anti-LGBTQ policies/behaviors and pushing the alphabet agenda. Christ died to save all men from their sins. Yes, he told the women at the well, 'Neither do I condemn you,' but he did not endorse her sins as normal. He didn't need to condemn her - her sins did that all on their own, thank you. The problem here is that LGBTers demand that the rest of us 99 percenters see their behavior as not acceptable but laudable - something I simply cannot do.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: hoosierblue 6/21/2019 10:10:12 PM (No. 103659)
I guess anything is ok if you can fill the collection plate.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: red1066 6/21/2019 10:24:46 PM (No. 103666)
I grew up as a Methodist. My mother was the organist for the church for 28 years, and I sang in the choir, but I haven't been to a Methodist church since my father died in 2005. The leftist leanings and preaching of the pastors drove me away. The service became nothing but leftist propaganda dressed up as Biblical preaching, and advocating against everything that I had been taught growing up.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: SALady 6/21/2019 10:46:10 PM (No. 103677)
So when a "church" gives up believing in what is written in black and white in the Bible to appease some fringe group of mentally ill sinners, what exactly do they become?!?!?!? Is it now the United Methodist Cult? Is it the United Methodist Social Club for Sodomites? I'm just curious...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Muncsdad 6/21/2019 10:49:24 PM (No. 103680)
Media is SO biased. How is standing WITH a 2000 year old and revered Gospel be being AGAINST some made up, new and trendy BS agenda? I grew up Methodist too. It is sad what has happened to most Christian denominations, including my now own Catholic Church.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: slab 6/21/2019 10:50:07 PM (No. 103682)
It's the Twin Cities. Can we expect anything else? Minnesota's State Bird is the Common Loon, and for good reasons. The typo in the last paragraph is an interesting Freudian slip. 'Made you look!'
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Howard Adams 6/21/2019 10:51:52 PM (No. 103684)
The issue about which they speak was the vote at the General Conference in St Louis in Feb 2019. The Traditional Plan was passed due to overwhelming support from the delegates from Africa, who told the American and British Elite to stop the "colonializing", telling the Africans how they should interpret Scripture. The Africans could read and interpret Scripture for themselves.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Vesicant 6/21/2019 10:52:58 PM (No. 103685)
Can we give Minnesota to Canada?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Peeps 6/21/2019 11:10:24 PM (No. 103693)
This is how churches die.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Northcross 6/21/2019 11:29:59 PM (No. 103705)
It must give them a great sense of pride to realize they are wiser than the God who created the Universe. The Bible, the immutable Word of God, "stands undaunted 'mid the raging storms of time. Its pages burn with the truth eternal..." These Minnesota Methodists are in effect censoring parts of the Bible and tearing pages out of their hymn books.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 6/21/2019 11:43:36 PM (No. 103713)
It amazes me that the mainstream churches are rushing headlong into the same abyss as the Episcopal Church, even after seeing the wreckage the sodomite agenda did to it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/21/2019 11:55:38 PM (No. 103717)
The two nearby FUMC's are very opposite. The gay one is very large with a lot of community programs. The maddest I have ever been at a church was when a female MC bishop testified in Congress for an illegal who killed an American.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/22/2019 12:01:42 AM (No. 103720)
These are anti-Christs, which is what the Scripture calls them. Their sole intent is on destruction of God's mandated society. They are evil, no matter how "sweet" they may seem.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 6/22/2019 1:06:36 AM (No. 103744)
I used to go to Methodist Church.....I can't stand the national church at all these days.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: belwhatter 6/22/2019 2:05:03 AM (No. 103758)
When you can't take censorship of the Bible any more, try visiting an Anglican Church of America, where you will find familiar liturgy and adherence to biblical teachings.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Strike3 6/22/2019 3:43:31 AM (No. 103772)
They might want to protest the thousands of muslims who are actively working to remove the Methodist Church and all others from Minnesota. The elephant in the room is eating the walls and furniture.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 6/22/2019 4:29:50 AM (No. 103780)
Hey! Give Minnesota to Canada? Oh the humanity! I believe we don't accept their currency and 99.99999% of us don't curl and don't care! There are plenty of great conservatives living here (me smiling at my screen for you all to see), we are just not interested in Mogadishu (Minneapolis)! I start a new consulting gig Monday and told the recruiter anywhere but downtown! Going out to Eagan! Long drive from Mound, but worth every mile!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: PChristopher 6/22/2019 4:45:33 AM (No. 103791)
Fifty years ago when I was growing up in the Methodist Church, we had a good conservative congregation composed mostly of the Greatest Generation, we had an excellent clergy and a music program that was second to none in the area. Then the 'Youth Ministers' started creeping in, and, gradually, it all started fraying at the edges. Today, that same congregation is mostly liberals, as is the clergy, and the music program is barely a shadow of its former self. They lost me when the liberal Youth Ministers showed up but the latest incarnations just drove it all home.
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