Secular Pro-Life president Kelsey Hazzard speaking. I hope you don’t mind me being a little more personal than I usually am on this blog.
Although I’ve been an atheist for years, I grew up in the United Methodist church. It’s not a fire-and-brimstone denomination. I’m fortunate in that my memories of church are mostly positive: Silly Songs with Larry, Vacation Bible School, and my role as the narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in my senior year of high school (the peak of my short acting career).
Speaking for the withdrawal, delegate Katherine Rohrs from West Ohio, said she’s heard time and again about the need to stay at the table because the UMC’s voice matters, but nothing has changed.
“RCRC refuses to talk about unborn children as just that,” Rohrs said. “They refuse to condemn abortion as a form of birth control or gender selection. They affirm abortion in any way.”
* Last month, abortion advocates at Southern Methodist University vandalized a pro-life display.