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UM Conservatives Call To Action: Stop Radical Homosexualization And Feminization Of UM Hymnal


Petition the UMC Hymnal Revision Committee

Liberal activists are potentially after The Hymnal again. The General Conference of this year authorized the creation of a new Hymnal revision committee to propose a new hymnal for the 2012 General Conference. Can you join with us in working to protect our great hymns from deletion or politically correct edits? Even more importantly, can you help us work to keep this committee from inserting radical feminist or gay themes into the new Hymnal? Twenty years ago, liberal attempts to radically revise the Hymnal were stopped only after over 11,000 United Methodists wrote their protests, thanks partly to a Reader’s Digest story and other media reports about the project. Without similar public pressure from church goers like you, the new Hymnal Revision Committee will be just as radical and probably even more so! Sign your name to this letter and give support for a new Hymnal that includes traditional Hymns praising God with biblical language, not political correctness. 

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Sign the letter to the Hymnal Revision Committee today!

Sign the letter to the Hymnal Revision Committee today!

 

Other than the Bible itself, is there any resource in our local church that is more important than the Hymnal? The hymns we sing in praise of God are so central to our worship and reveal so much as to how we understand God. Our Hymnal is a vital teaching resource to transmit the faith to children and new converts, indeed, to all of us.

Sadly, the Hymnal has been a target of liberals to reflect their radical, non-biblical beliefs.

In the 1980s liberal church activists tried to take “militaristic” hymns out of The United Methodist Hymnal, such as “Onward Christian Soldiers” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” These activists wanted to delete references to God as “Father” and “King” in favor of gender neutral or even feminine substitutes. Thankfully, thanks to an avalanche of publicity, these liberal activists were mostly stopped. The new United Methodist Hymnal published in 1989 mostly preserved traditional hymns and language.

Just 7 years ago we got a foretaste of what some church liberals want to attempt with our church music. Without any authorization from the General Conference, the United Methodist Publishing House published a hymnal supplement called “The Faith We Sing.” This hymnal supplement included half a dozen hymns espousing goddess theology. It was published without the broad public discussion that preceded the 1989 United Methodist Hymnal, so liberals were able to get away with a lot more.

Now these liberal activists are potentially after The Hymnal again. The General Conference of this year authorized the creation of a new Hymnal revision committee to propose a new hymnal for the 2012 General Conference. Unsurprisingly, the committee is stacked full of liberal activists, including practicing homosexuals. There is also a prominent exponent of radical feminist theology who herself attended the outrageous 1993 Re-Imagining Conference, where goddesses were openly worshipped. Let’s act before the New Hymnal Revision Committee even gets started.

We need your help!

Can you join with us in working to protect our great hymns from deletion or politically correct edits? Even more importantly, can you help us work to keep this committee from inserting radical feminist or gay themes into the new Hymnal? Twenty years ago, liberal attempts to radically revise the Hymnal were stopped only after over 11,000 United Methodists wrote their protests, thanks partly to a Reader’s Digest story and other media reports about the project. Without similar public pressure from church goers like you, the new Hymnal Revision Committee will be just as radical and probably even more so!

Sign your name to this letter and give support for a new Hymnal that includes traditional Hymns praising God with biblical language, not political correctness.

Mark Tooley
UMAction Executive Director


The Letter being submitted: 

Dear Hymnal Revision Committee,

I am concerned to hear about persons on your committee who openly oppose the biblical standards of our United Methodist Church. Please, please protect the great hymns of our hymnal from political correctness and unbiblical ideologies. Please affirm God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and resist gender alternatives that are not biblical. Please choose hymns that exalt Jesus Christ as unique Savior of the world who shed His atoning blood on a cross that all might have life in Him. Please do not advance fringe elements of the church in your work. Instead, create a Hymnal that unites and does not divide our great church. And please know of my prayers for your important work.

 

Signed,


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