According to its website, the purpose of the ecumenical organization is to promote "Christian unity." But the vote in favor of 55-year-old Stan Kimer, says Alan Wisdom of the Washington, DC-based Institute on Religion & Democracy, accomplishes just the opposite.
Participating members of the North Carolina Council of Churches includes representative congregations and districts from several mainline Protestant denominations (Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Presbyterian Church USA, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church), as well as from the Roman Catholic Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Mennonite ChurchUSA, and numerous independent Baptist churches. The Council lists among its programs farm workers, healthcare reform, immigrant rights, and peace.
If you go into their website, take note of the Templar's "Maltese cross" is on the ship. This particular cross has ties to the Great Pyramid, the Gnostic Rites, and the Ancient Mystery Religions. The NCCC motto is "Strength in Unity, Peace through Justice." Their World Socialism interfaith aspirations ring through.
Gays in the Military
In another recent report focusing on homosexuality, "Vice President Joe Biden is predicting that the evolution in thinking that will permit gays to soon serve openly in the military eventually will bring about a national consensus for same-sex marriage." Biden said in the interview that same-sex marriage is inevitable.