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We are a movement of diverse people and partner organizations who are committed to resisting the evils and injustice of the Traditional Plan. Get to know our supporters and follow along with the movement with the posts and articles below.

Christopher's Story

This video was originally produced by Church of the Resurrection for Leadership Institute 2019.

Kim and Karen

This video was originally produced by Church of the Resurrection for Leadership Institute 2019.

Derick and Tyler

This video was originally produced by Church of the Resurrection for Leadership Institute 2019.

Brian's Story

This video was originally produced by Church of the Resurrection for Leadership Institute 2019.
February 13, 2020

Tom Lee loves his daughter and will Resist Harm

I used to call her my girl, but that was before she became a 19-year-old young woman. She’s still my daughter, Virginia, however, and I’ve never been more amazed by this college sophomore—and more called to the work before us in the United Methodist Church to #ResistHarm—than right now. My name is Tom Lee (he, him, […]
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February 13, 2020

Nancy Malcolm will Resist Harm

My name is Nancy Malcom (she/her/hers). While I’m not a cradle Methodist, I am a long-time member of Pittman Park UMC in Statesboro, Georgia, where the church’s Wesleyan vision of Christianity anchored in scripture and informed by tradition, experience, and reason upholds me in my spiritual journey. My family is the driving force behind my […]
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February 13, 2020

Rev. Effie McAvoy will Resist Harm

A testimony from Rev. Effie McAvoy (She, her, hers): Recently my church, The United Methodist Church York Ogunquit finished a Biblical study on Hebrews, James, 1st and 2nd Peter, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John. The power of this study has moved us more closely to one another AND has caused us to question how […]
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February 13, 2020

Rev. Jen Logsdon-Kellogg will Resist Harm

A Testimony From Rev. Jen Logsdon-Kellogg and an invitation from Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, Tulsa for ALL God's Beloved: I resist the injustice and oppression done to the Queer community, allies, and also to the United Methodist Church by the adoption of discriminatory language in our Book of Discipline in 1972, and its vise […]
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February 13, 2020

Ole-Einar Anderson from Norway will Resist Harm

I’m Ole-Einar Andersen (he, him, his). As a lifelong (70 years) Methodist in Trondheim, Norway, I strongly support #ResistHarm and all efforts towards a fully LGBTQ+ including and affirming (United) Methodist church. All Methodists of good will must fight and defeat the brutal and merciless “theology” represented by Traditional Plan. Norwegian law accepts, respects and protects LGBTQ+ […]
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February 13, 2020

Michael Roberts will Resist Harm

In my pastoral prayers, I often use the phrase “those whom each of us name in our hearts before you.” Since the Special General Conference last February, I name in my heart those in my current congregation and throughout the United Methodist connection who strive for faithfulness and fruitfulness, and who are directly harmed by […]
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News & Press Releases

February 4, 2020

United Methodist Church Expected to Split Over Same-Sex Marriage, LGBTQ Clergy

The United Methodist Church is expected to split into two separate denominations later this year. One will be “traditionalist methodist” and will continue to oppose same sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy, while the remaining portion would recognize both for the first time in the church’s history. The move comes as church leaders hope to end […]
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February 4, 2020

GMU Methodist Minister Faces Possible Punishment

A campus minister at George Mason University is facing possible punishment in the United Methodist Church for officiating at a same gender wedding. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports.
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December 5, 2019

Resist Harm Movement Kicks Off

For immediate release: December 5, 2019 (updated December 9, 2019)Contact: Pat Luna, 334-202-9440, patluna@me.com Download this as a PDF. Resist Harm movement kicks-off, launches web tool for faithful resistance to the anti-LGBTQ Traditional Plan. United Methodist Church leaders have come together under the moniker Resist Harm to oppose the discriminatory Traditional Plan through prayer, education, […]
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