Monday, October 20, 2008

Comparison of Political Party Platforms and the United Methodist Church

Methodists are a diverse people. Wesley is well known for saying “we may not all think alike, but can we not all love alike?” Even though we see things in different ways, as a whole we take seriously our Christian calling when it comes to good citizenship. Did you know there are more Methodists in congress than any other denomination? Yet the fact that both Hillary Clinton and George Bush are members of the United Methodist Church might tell you something about our diversity of viewpoint.

With the election coming, it's important for Christians be prepared to vote based on our faith's heart leadings and in light of the complex issues of our day. I would like to share with you a helpful document from the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. It encourages thoughtful voting and is intended as a discernment tool to help evaluate potential leaders and political agendas as they relate to the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church. Check out the Comparison of Political Party Platforms and The United Methodist Church.