THE SERVANT GENERAL
CAN IT EVER COME TO THIS?
October 13, 2015
Can you believe what religious people are saying below about
abortion? It is shocking. Evil has become good and good evil.
It is a total overturning of truth. It is a mockery of faith.
It is diabolical.
The Methodists and Episcopalians were not always like this.
Though they were misguided in leaving the Catholic Church,
they were still Christians. But everything started to change
with acceptance of contraception. From there it was all the
way downhill. Then came divorce, abortion and same-sex unions.
And now they call evil good and invoke God in their evil.
Can this ever happen to our Catholic Church? Well, the enemy
is already within, even at the highest levels. There is already
strong pressure to accept accommodation of sin in the guise
of mercy and compassion at the Synod. Many Catholics practice
contraception, many are divorced, many no longer truly live
out their faith.
It is a dangerous time. We all need to pray harder.
Episcopalian clergy ‘bless’ Cleveland abortion
clinic in prayer service
CLEVELAND, OH, October 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- More than
a dozen religious leaders from a variety of denominations
gathered last week to support
abortion and "bless" a Cleveland abortion facility.
"blessing" of the Preterm facility was initiated
and coordinated by Rev. Laura Young, a Methodist
priestess and the executive director of The
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice’s (RCRC)
"Bless this building,” prayed Rev. Tracey Lind,
Dean of Cleveland's Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, at the abortion
facility. “May its walls stand strong against the onslaught
of shame thrown at it. May it
be a beacon of hope for those who need its services."
RCRC is based in Washington, D.C. Its national president,
Rev. Harry Knox, participated in the Cleveland demonstration
as well, and told the Columbus Dispatch,“I’m here
today standing alongside my fellow clergymen and clergywomen
to say, thank God for abortion
is a "married" homosexual who has also spearheaded
same-sex “marriage” efforts in Georgia and Florida.
The group held signs that said to
be pro-abortion is to be "pro-family" and "pro-faith."
Other signs read, "Good women have abortions."
One demonstration participant, Molly Marvar, had positive
things to say about her abortion at the Cleveland Preterm
clinic, calling her abortion
a great, caring experience, and a privilege.
“It was a defining moment for me," she said. "It’s
really important to me that I speak up about my abortion to
help other women.”
“There is a reverence
for life that happens in this clinic,”
Marvar told Think Progress. “And
the decision to get an abortion is often a really, really,
In an interview with Think Progress, Young explained that
she believes God supports abortion.
who have had abortions are being attacked at a religious level,
and the faith community has a moral obligation to heal these
spiritual wounds,” she said.
Young, a self-described "progressive theological thinker
and a feminist," said if her demonstration and "blessing"
is successful, her group will bless other state clinics as
well. She recently testified against a pro-life bill in the
Ohio senate, along with Unitarian, Universalist, United Church
of Christ and Episcopalian clergy.
Young also recently led the invocation for the Ohio House
of Representatives. She was assigned to lead Ohio's RCRC by
her Methodist bishop, Gregory Palmer.
Young says pro-lifers are exercising
a “misguided faith” when they
peacefully tell women entering Preterm that there is a better
way, according to the National Right to Life. Rather, Young
insists that pro-lifers are
"hurling hate and judgment" on women who have abortions.
Young rhetorically asks, "Is that loving?"
the Very Reverend Jason Kappanadze, priest of Holy Trinity
Orthodox Church in Elmira Heights, New York, differs with
Young. “The Church never judges people, but judges actions,”
he explained. “We do, however, tell the truth, to help
people discern the godly, loving path.”
“How far we have strayed from true understanding, when
we characterize an attempt to save lives as hateful, and characterize
the taking of life as loving?” he asked.
“To tamper with the creation of human beings by God
- intentionally and by His loving will - is an example of
human arrogance and hubris, and is indicative of a loss of
fundamental reasoning and the understanding of life.”
Kappanadze says he sees the Religious Coalition for Reproductive
Choice as emblematic of a deeper problem. “The growth
of the acceptance of abortion is parallel to the loss of direction
of many Christians, who can no longer call people to repentance
because of their division,” he said. The division of
Christians, he said, “prevents them from speaking with
one voice, as it was in the beginning of the Church.”