December 3rd, 2008 5:33 pm | by Katie Gilbert News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics

Obama, Abortion, and What Some Portland Churches Think About Both


So much for a new post-partisanship world with the election of Barack Obama — at least from one cluster of Portland congregations.

Gregg Harris — teaching elder, founder of Household of Faith Community Church, and recent WW cover subject — is lamenting how "it appears that President-elect Obama and the Congress will make life more difficult for the unborn." And so he is helping to organize a mid-December screening of "Come What May," a new anti-abortion movie from Advent Film Group.

Harris' invitation, in turn, has upset at least one local pastor. Rev. Chuck Currie, interim minister at Parkrose Community United Church of Christ in northeast Portland, responded to the screening invitation with a three-page letter urging Harris to "drop the hyper-charged partisan rhetoric" and instead "work with President-elect Obama and all those who wish to make real and lasting change."

Take a look (PDF) at the invitation and Currie's response.
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