Progressive politics and the United Methodist Chuch
I found this good summary and update on the United Methodist Church's political and lobbying involvement in passing Obamacare this past year and thought I would post it: UMC Facing Health Bill Fallout.
Since then I have discussed this with my pastor and declined to sign a membership pledge card for the coming year. For now I continue to attend my local UMC, and donate only to local missions, not to any official UMC membership apportionments to the national or international bodies. I regret I can't now support the good things these bodies do, but I don't know any other way to make sure that my donations do not go to support damaging leftist political agendas or the General Board of Church and Society's partisan activities. I am wondering if the UMC will soon revoke its stand on health care as a "right" or disband the out-of-control GBCS in my lifetime.
I wonder what revelations another year will bring--and if by 2012 I will still be a Methodist. At least it is encouraging to see (from the above article and comments) that I am not alone.
My previous post on this.