Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian Churches Tied to Late-Term Abortion Doc
by Susan Michelle Tyrrell | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 6/27/12 9:51 PM
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), a “faith-based” group that claims that Jesus would support abortion and has manipulated many in the church to follow suit and promote abortion as a God-given right that allows women to be in control over their own lives.
Recently we’ve written extensively about the connection of the United Methodist Church to this abhorrent group. My disgust at this group is less about them promoting abortion, as it is about promoting abortion as if they are doing the work of Jesus. As I have been reading some of their statements and affiliations this week (you can find all the religious organizations that support this pro-abortion group by clicking here), I stumbled across a bit of fascinating information.
Late-term abortion guru, LeRoy Carhart, who fights vehemently to kill babies, sits on the RCRC Board of Directors. Called “The Abortion Evangelist,” Carhart is the antithesis to what a person of faith should be doing with their skills.
Infamous for his defense of baby killing at its worst, Carhart, who was driven from Nebraska by its fetal pain law which prohibits abortion after 20 weeks, outlawing the very abortion he has made a fortune from, proceeded to hunt prime killing centers across the nation in places that allowed later-term killing. His presence caused mass protests, but as this story shows, the RCRC was there to support him even as he sought to have his centers opened to exercise his right to kill.
I stumbled across his name on their Form 990 tax return and while I shouldn’t have been shocked based on the pro-abortion anti-biblical rhetoric consistently espoused by this ungodly organization to see that this man who is synonymous in our nation with late-term abortion is working hand-in-hand with leaders from the United Methodist, Presbyterian USA and Episcopal churches , as well as the YWCA. What a disgrace to the divided body of Christ. If you take some time to look at their proudly displayed history, you will see they claim such victories as helping defeat LIFE legislation such as those in South Dakota, Colorado ad Mississippi which would have helped defend life–as one would expect the church would want to do, being representatives of Jesus and all. The RCRC worked with churches and clergy in these and many other regions. They have active presences not only in Democratic circles but Republican. And they do it in the name of the Lord with leadership from demonically influenced power.
A late-term abortion doctor isn’t serving the medical community. What Carhart does is infamous for its abhorrence, even to many pro-choicers. And yet we have Methodist, Episcopal and Presbyterian (USA) leaders affiliated with this man—directly by the national involvement with the RCRC at the denominational level.
I have said it before and I will say it again. You cannot be a part of a church connected to these denominational leaderships and not be a partaker in the abortion industry that it propagates. Keeping your personal money or even the church’s money out of it isn’t enough. Besides money being fungible, having denominational support is worth money. It’s a covering of sorts, of resources and affiliations, all of which involves profit.
There is nothing godly from these denominations working alongside the most infamous abortionist(s) of our current day and calling it the Lord’s work. It’s a lord’s work all right—the lord of darkness.
To find out more about the mission of this twisted organization, click here. What should alarm you most is the comment:
By fostering a public dialogue about sexuality and reproduction embodying the values of liberation and wholeness that infuse the world’s religions RCRC:
- trains, resources and networks people of faith to be effective advocates for reproductive justice in order to influence the way in which individuals, institutions, and communities at large think about sexuality and reproduction;
- provides opportunities for education, especially among at-risk populations, in order to improve personal decision-making, the cultural climate and public policy regarding sexuality and reproduction;
- partners with other advocacy groups to build coalitions that ensure the right and responsibility of women, couples and families to decide when, whether and how to bring children into the world.
There is no reconciliation between true faith in God and the taking of life He creates. Indeed, as the last section points out, they partner with other advocacy groups—groups like Planned Parenthood for example, who were in partnership to create the 40 days for abortion “prayer” meeting in California we wrote about here. If you are partnering with these churches, you are partnering with abortion, and you are working with one of the most notable late-term abortion doctors in our land today. This isn’t just about money; it’s about connection, affiliation and loyalty. As Elijah asked on Mt. Carmel,
“How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” (I Kings 18:21)
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God is not a god of death. If we are following Him, we cannot be eitherFor more on the United Methodists views posted on the RCRC site, click here. For more on the Episcopal views posted on the RCRC site, click here.. For more on the Presbyterian (USA) views posted on the RCRC site, click here. LifeNews Note: Susan Michelle Tyrrell is the editor of Bound4Life’s blog.