Sometime words get hijacked. "Gay" used to mean happy. Not anymore. "Bad" could mean good or bad depending on how it's used.
The term "Christian" has fallen victim to this hijacking as in the case of The Young Women’s Christian Association or (YWCA). Oh how I wish I had a radio show for this one!
Here is their statement: "The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) has “always been pro-choice” and would support President-elect Barack Obama signing the Freedom of Choice Act into law, Dr. Lorraine Cole, chief executive officer of the YWCA, told CNSNews.com.
The YWCA launched its “Own It! Campaign” on Nov. 24 at the National Press Club, an event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the YWCA and to “engage younger women on the important issues they face today.”
At the event, the group distributed the results of a national survey, “What Women Want: A National Survey of Priorities and Concerns.” In the report, 31 percent of the women interviewed said abortion should be legal in most cases, and 23 percent said it should be legal in all cases; 24 percent said it should be illegal in most cases, and 16 percent said it should be illegal in all cases. The other respondents were not sure or declined to answer.
“Well, the YWCA has always been pro-choice, so this is a topic that we would be very supportive of, and again, in a survey that we just completed of women, the majority of women across age groups support a woman’s right to choose,” Cole told CNSNews.com.
According to their official web site, the YWCA of the USA adopted a “freedom of choice” position in 1967 at the YWCA National Convention “following an extensive debate by the nearly 1,000 delegates from local associations all over the country.”
Maybe they should take a survey on changing their name....