The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society has released a document comparing positions taken by the United Methodist Church and the candidates for president. George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and John Edwards are United Methodists. John Kerry is Roman Catholic.
Bush comes out on the opposite side of several important issues supported by the United Methodist Church. He opposes the positions (in full or in part) taken by the church on abortion, bioethics, civil rights, the death plenty, support for public education, energy resources, environmental protections, the needs of gays and lesbians, social security, taxation, trade, and the war on terror. Kerry’s positions are closer to those adopted by the United Methodists.