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UMC Pastors Alledge “Handmaid’s Tale” Scenario in Texas

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    United Methodist Pastors Stephanie Arnold and Katie Gilbert recently donned outfits evoking “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel and TV series upon which it is based in which women are enslaved, to protest Texas’ recently passed anti-abortion bill. The two pastors lead First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, Alabama and staged their protest on TikTok.

    The Texas’s “heartbeat” abortion bill bans most abortions after 6 weeks, when the baby’s heartbeat can be detected. A recent poll showed slightly more American likely voters favoring than opposing such a pro-life law.

    “Texas is leading us to become more and more like Gilead every day,” says the text in the TikTok video, referencing the fictional dystopian society. “Unjust, patriarchal laws strip women of their agency and rights. As people of faith, we believe in reproductive rights.” The video ultimately ends with the two pastors throwing off their Handmaid’s Tale inspired garb and a call to action for the viewer to sign a petition on the Texas Planned Parenthood website.

    In an interview with the Birmingham CBS affiliate, CBS42, Arnold spoke about her views on the anti-abortion law:

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    UMC Pastors Alledge “Handmaid’s Tale” Scenario in Texas - Juicy Ecumenism
     
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    Supposed ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
     
  3. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Well that’s what they say. This is how the Gospel is infiltrated into a perversion of the Christian Gospel. And that recreation is what they teach their flocks obviously.
     
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