The Rev. Jim Winkler, general secretary of the United Methodist Church’s public policy arm.

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“I could tell there was this real need, real hunger, at least in my denomination, for there to be some response that is not only prayers and expressions of sadness, but also a call to action,” — The Rev. Jim Winkler, general secretary of the United Methodist Church’s public policy arm, the General Board of Church […]

  • Bruce Beck

    Pastor Jim,
    I enjoyed your presentation in Rockford, Illinois last Saturday.
    As part of it, you graciously acknowledged all the relegions that were in attendance, which included Christians, Jews, and Muslim. I was impressed!!
    Any chance we can get high ranking religious leaders of Christians, Jews,
    and Muslim to travel the world together, talking together showing real brotherly love, and unity for each other?
    Bruce Beck
    Belvidere, Illiniois.

  • johnny mcalister

    Just saw an article on you and your group pushing for gun laws. The church as an organized religion only survives per the will of the state. To keep that right you have to fight for it every day. You and your group are quite short sighted to take that for granted. To start the slippery slope of more gun laws that do not address the newtons, aurora, etc will come back to bite you. If the Jews of Hitler’s day had just a few people to rise up with sufficient weapontry the holocost could have been prevented. Seeing the correlation of that day and today is errie. We need to retain all the guns we can for the day when we have to defend our religious beliefs rather than surrender without a fight. Having married into a United Methodist family I have become delusioned with the liberal attitude of the denomination. When I see leaders such as yourself taking for granted the freedoms we have without the appreciation of how hard they were fought for concerns me. I still go to a Methodist church, but with the liberalism I dropped my membership and would never join again as I see this growing cancer in your denomination. I can see the Methodist supporting abortion even more, putting gays in pulpits (worked well for Lutherns), and other liberal causes. Now to take away the tools to defend against the destruction of organized religion. Maybe it’s time to get all the churches to pay taxes such as for profit organizations do. If they want to try and set policy for the country maybe they should give up this tax exemption.

  • johnny mcalister

    Sounds like you want a one world religion because that is exactly what you are calling for. It sure will be a lot easier for the governments to control the herd with just one approved religion.

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