Americans have been used to decades of secularists fighting to deny the role of God in creation. It was a big deal in 1925 when John Scopes was put on trial for teaching evolution in school. It is even a bigger deal today.
Nowadays evolution is taught in every school and any attempt to suggest that God is the source of creation is squashed. It is impossible to debate that evolution is an inadequate explanation for the creation of the universe and life and that a better argument is that the universe and life are the results of a Designer.
This May the United Methodist Church (UMC) is holding its General Conference in Portland, Oregon. This 12.1 million member church has the theme "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors." Now it appears that the "open minds" does not apply to a belief that God is the creator of the world. So much for Genesis 1, verse 1.
Incredibly, UMC has rejected the Discovery Institute's request to sponsor an information table at the conference. The Discovery Institute promotes the belief that God is responsible for the creation of life and the universe. Why would this result in being banned from a religious conference?
Unfortunately, UMC appears to have been hijacked by leftists who reject any opportunities for people to hear about the "controversial" position that God is the creator! It is sad to see that secularists are now even taking over religious organizations too.
I'm used to seeing this position from institutions such as the media and schools which have been taken over by secularists for many years. That is why I wrote my play Inherit the Wind: Overturned by Design. (see link at upper right). This time, instead of basing the over-the-hill politician turned prosecutor on William Jennings Bryant, he looks a lot like Al Gore. Instead of Clarence Darrow, the feisty defense attorney is based on Ann Coulter. It's conservatives debating liberals, intelligent design vs evolution. It shares the message that intelligent design should be taken seriously, and not dismissed without any debate. My goal is to see this play help advance the intelligent design argument.
Now it is clear there is no way UMC would ever host such an event at their General Conference.
The play is available for Nook, IBook on ITunes, or Amazon.
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