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31 October 2005

George W. Bush vs. United Methodist Church

I'm not sure which is more shocking about this, the fact that the President apparently does go to church from time to time, or that the President's church is now against the war occupation in Iraq.

Via Katrina vanden Heuvel (h/t Jesus Politics):

It's one thing when former high-ranking members of your own Administration come out against your war. It's another thing when two-thirds of the country calls the invasion and occupation a mistake. It's really something when your own church issues a statement urging you to pull out the troops now.

Last week, the United Methodist Church Board of Church and Society--the social action committee of the church that both President Bush and Vice President Cheney belong to--resoundingly passed a resolution calling for withdrawal with only two 'no' votes and one abstention.

"As people of faith, we raise our voice in protest against the tragedy of the unjust war in Iraq," the statement read. "Thousands of lives have been lost and hundreds of billions of dollars wasted in a war the United States initiated and should never have fought.... We grieve for all those whose lives have been lost or destroyed in this needless and avoidable tragedy. Military families have suffered undue hardship from prolonged troop rotations in Iraq and loss of loved ones. It is time to bring them home."

Comments on "George W. Bush vs. United Methodist Church"


Blogger Marty said ... (10/31/2005 10:09:00 PM) : 

The United Methodist Church, of which I am a member, was urging the President not to go to war as early as October 2002. See this article from Common Dreams. BushCo ignored all voices of reason and truth.



Blogger Dan Trabue said ... (11/01/2005 07:53:00 AM) : 

YEAYYYY, Methodists!

Now Bush'll come around and see the error of his ways, repent and apologize, right? I mean, he is a faithful churchdude, after all.


Blogger Wasp Jerky said ... (11/02/2005 09:25:00 PM) : 

I had forgotten that, Marty. Thanks for the reminder. I guess when God speaks directly to you, you don't have to seek counsel.


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