Unitarian Religious Institute unravels

Monday, October 12, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

EXIT sign (green)Because of lack of interest, among other factors, a left-wing "religious" organization will soon close its doors.

The small interfaith group, the Unitarian Religious Institute, has aimed to provide sexuality resources for the seminaries and church institutions that lean to the left on moral issues.

"In practice the organization is basically a pro-abortion lobby. It also advances LGBTQ issues," details Jeff Walton of The Institute on Religion & Democracy. "They have basically run out of funding. The organization has been around for about 20 years, and the board of directors has announced that they are going to shut down this autumn."

The Religious Institute was one of the groups that spearheaded clergy support for the ObamaCare abortafacient and contraceptive mandate as a necessary part of healthcare, which resulted in the faith groups opposed to abortion being forced to provide coverage for the life-ending procedure.

Walton

"Obviously there were positive Supreme Court developments, in this group's view, that probably reduced much of the need for their work," Walton notes. "This would be like Obergefell and probably with the abortion issue -- things have actually not gone their way for the most part. But there is no longer as much intense energy on the religious left for that issue."

As a result, the Carpenter Foundation, the MS Foundation for Women, and others have stopped sending money to the Religious Institute.

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