Remember how The United Methodist Church stood with Rosa Parks and kindred spirits in opposition to the Klan and other like-minded spirits and how proud we were to be part of a church that stood for justice? The almost total silence from the church on the evil of war has had some of us thinking that “the cat must have gotten its tongue,” but our church may be getting it’s voice back.
I understand that recently the church leadership has issued a strong statement against this “illegal war.” Perhaps the legacy of Rosa Parks will give our church the courage to lead the way against the spirit of militarism and war as it did against the kindred spirit of racism. It will probably take even more courage to oppose this enemy, but Methodism has a history of taking on powerful forces of evil.
Aren’t you proud to be a Methodist?