The United Methodist Church is holding its General Conference, which is where the second-largest Protestant denomination sets its official policies every four years. Liberal Methodists are up in arms that organizations from the theologically conservative renewal movement gave cell phones to African and Filipino delegates. They are charging vote-buying and comparing it to colonialism. In reality, the non-U.S. elements of the church tend to be more theologically orthodox anyway and the cell phones will be useful in coordinating. But the Methodists’ progressive caucus must think the African and Filipino delegates are poor, uneducated, and easy to command. Why else would their votes on abortion, homosexuality, and the authority of Scripture be so easily swayed?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?