This is pretty big, in my opinion, but it’s been relegated to a back-page report:
The statement came from the 34 U.S. Members of the The World Council of Churches, a group which includes mainstream Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox churches, including the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Methodist Church, several Baptists denominations, and more. This isn’t some “looney leftie” fringe group.
Some of the strongest language:
“We lament with special anguish the war in Iraq, launched in deception and violating global norms of justice and human rights.”
“God has been enlisted in national agendas that are nothing short of idolatrous.”
I’m sure the evangelicals will have a field day with this, denouncing the statement and those who released it….but I’m just happy to see some Christians finally standing up to take back their Faith from these lunatics.