Doug Jones

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A "quiet Christian" who built his career on prosecuting Ku Klux Klan members, Senator-elect Doug Jones is a longtime member of Canterbury United Methodist Church in the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, writes Cathy Lynn Grossman. Read more

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Lady Justice

Photo Courtesy of Christy Thomas

The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning excessive abortion restrictions in Texas prompts the Rev. Christy Thomas to examine the Church's outmoded doctrines on human sexuality and birth control. Read more

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MFSA Abortion

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United Methodists, including the Methodist Federation for Social Action, came out in support of women's health clinics in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court contesting restrictive Texas law. Read more

Advocating Justice

Planned Parenthood Graph Chart

Contrary to reports from some religious groups, abortion comprises only 3 percent of the women's health services provided by Planned Parenthood clinics. Read more

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Empty Vessels

Courtesy of Hacking Christianity

As new restrictions emerge, the ability to make a powerful, life-changing choice is being taken away from the women who bear the most responsibility and consequences for the outcome of the decision, writes the Rev. Eilidh Lowery. Read more

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Abortion Contraception Chart

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As debate around the video of Planned Parenthood allegedly selling fetal tissues continues, the Rev. Jeremy Smith examines Christians' personal beliefs and political stances on abortion. Read more

Jeremy Smith

Geoffrey Kruse-Safford responds to the Rev. Christy Thomas on the possibility of future procreation being accomplished by artificial means instead of sex. Read more


Nationwide polling shows that Americans favor the Affordable Care Act's provision requiring insurance coverage for contraception by a ratio of 2 to 1. Read more

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Illustration Courtesy of Teddy Ray

The Day I Was Most Ashamed to be a United Methodist

United Methodist Women and the General Board of Church and Society come under heavy criticism from the Rev. Teddy Ray for their outspoken support of abortion. Read more

Jan 22, 2013 3:13 PM Teddy Ray 3 Comments