All branches of Quakers believe Jesus is the Word of God, Anon 63. And, yes, ultimatly, it is our experience that determines Truth. But, isn't that the same for everyone if we were honest?
Quakers are not "against" George Bush. We are against war. Quakers are pacifists, just as are Mennonites, Brethren, and some Pentecostal denominations.
Homosexual marriage? Have you really been listening? John Kerry comes out AGAINST homosexual marriage.
One thing that Quakers really value is complete and total honesty. It concerns me greatly that statements such as you have made about John Kerry are not true, yet Christians continue to repeat them over and over and over. They seem to have no regard for Truth.
Abortion? I am a Quaker and feel very strongly about abortion. I am very opposed to abortion. However, there are other issues that are just as important in this election. Either way, the president is Republican, the House and Senate are Republican ...yet, abortion is still allowed. What is up with that?
My feeling is that Bush is using the religious right to push his agenda...all in the name of God. I would challenge you to look at the history of Nazi Germany and how religion was used and think about the parallels in our own nation. I would especially encourage you to read Dietrich Bonheffer and what he said about religion and politics.
God is not a Republican, Anon 63...neither is He a Democrat. We are citizens of the Kingdom of God and that is where our true and final allegiance should lie. Our hope and faith is in God, not a political party or any candidate.
May peace be yours!