Conference of Christian Churches Refuses to Take a Stand Condemning Abortion


An Oklahoma Catholic bishop withdrew his diocese from an ecumenical religious organization this month after it refused to acknowledge that unborn babies are discriminated against by society. The AP reports Bishop David Konderla, who leads the Diocese of Tulsa, announced his decision to leave the Oklahoma Conference of Churches on Nov. 6. “(The OCC) will not commit itself to defending the right to life of babies in the womb, the most marginalized, mistreated, abused and discriminated against group in the country,” Konderla said in a statement. “(OCC’s) statement, with its glaring exclusion of the most vulnerable group of persons in our midst, is rendered at best inconsistent or even politically motivated.”

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