Here at TKC we respect the superstitions of everyone.
Sadly . . . The hacks at the newspaper must not read the news much or else they'd find a bit more context for their editorials.
Here's a provocative passage that the newspaper put on blast this morning . . .
"For 50 years, the Presbyterian Church has studied and prayed about abortion. As a result, my denomination affirms a woman’s right to make decisions about her body and her life. We believe women are made in the image of God and thus have the moral capacity to make faithful choices. Presbyterians, like other people of faith, affirm this because Scripture teaches that God respects, values and trusts women. The role Mary, the mother of Jesus, played in spreading the gospel is evidence of such truth."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
OPINION AND COMMENTARY I am a retired Presbyterian pastor who has lived in Kansas for 37 years. I have officiated hundreds of weddings and baptized more than 1,000 children. During my years of service, I have shared with families celebrating the most joyous occasions of their lives.
Again, everybody is entitled to their own opinion but here's more context about our Presbyterian friends and the sketchy things that SOME of them believe . . .
U.S. Jewish organizations have responded angrily to the vote by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) declaring Israel an apartheid state, with some saying it amounted to antisemitism. On July 8, the 1.1 million member denomination's general assembly voted 266-to-116 on a resolution that stated: "Israel's laws, policies, and practices constitute apartheid against the Palestinian people."
About their membership overall . . .
The Presbyterian Church (USA) Office of the General Assembly has released annual statistics showing a decline in membership in 2021 of 51,584 persons. The report, released the afternoon of Friday, April 22, shows a 4.1 percent rate of decline and total membership of just over 1.19 million members last year, compared to 1.48 million in 2016.
Our bias overall . . .
The religious angle of this issue FAILS overall because the "Value Them Both" vote is a political crossroads that will be decided by a myriad of questionable tactics which really have nothing to do with the Almighty.
You decide . . .