Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Baptists=theofascist chickenhawks, Methodists=terist-loving peaceniks

CHICAGO, Illinois (Reuters) -- Some U.S. religious leaders are stepping up pressure on Washington to end the nearly 3-year-old Iraq war. But the influence of those who oppose the conflict has been weak so far and the faith community, like U.S. public opinion, is divided.

A statement of conscience calling the war "an unjust and immoral invasion and occupation of Iraq" has been signed by 99 bishops and more than 5,000 members of the United Methodist Church, the second-largest Protestant denomination in the land.

President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are both Methodists, but leaders of the 11-million-member church say they have had no response from the White House.

The largest single U.S. Protestant body, however, the 18-million-strong Southern Baptist Convention, says Bush has "shown courage and leadership in his valiant opposition to terrorism" and deserves the "deepest gratitude and respect."

Why christians should care:

Someone should dig out Bush's and Cheney's church attendance and giving records for the past 30 years and see if they are Methodists, theofascists or hypocrites.

Do you support the troops, or do you want the terists to win?


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