Should condoms be handed out in church? Executives in the UCC (United Church of Christ) denomination think so!
Here is a link to the full UCC press statement on the issue. The UCC’s executive for Health and Wellness Advocacy concludes that it is a:
“‘moral responsibility’ (for) people of faith make condoms available because we have chosen life so that we and our children may live.”
Alan Wisdom, with the Institute on Religion & Democracy responded to the UCC statement:
“It sends a message to youth particularly, the kids who meet in their Sunday schools, that the church really has no expectation of them in terms of sexuality, that it expects them to enter into multiple sexual relationships in the same way the world does, and that its only concern is they not pick up diseases.”
He further noted that the current UCC position is certainly a considerable departure from the Puritan roots of the denomination.
Response: Has the world gone completely mad? Maybe not but this denomination sure has. First Rev. Wright and now this! Talk about ‘moral responsibility’, is it really too much to expect a church to teach Biblical morality? Has this church completely surrendered its ‘moral responsibility’ for supporting and teaching a Christian world view?
What next for the UCC? Maybe abortions available in the choir room?
The UCC denomination has obviously chosen to follow the dominant progressive culture on a path of departure away from the Judeo-Christian/ Biblical foundations that made this country and that denomination great in the past.