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We are a movement of diverse people and partner organizations who are committed to resisting the evils and injustice of anti-LGBTQIA+ policies and practice in The United Methodist Church. Get to know our supporters and follow along with the movement with the posts and articles below.
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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February 4, 2020

Hollywood UMC #ResistHarm

Watch this sermon from Hollywood UMC.
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February 4, 2020

Los Angeles First – Family Blessing Service

"Worship is beginning now! Join us as we celebrate God’s affirmation of love and grace, while we renew our vows and bless all of our families."
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January 26, 2020

Life in a conservative area

My Name is unfortunately redacted as I serve in a place where it is not safe for me to post a name or picture. As an Ordained Elder serving in a conservative church in one of the most conservative conferences, the depressing reality is that I am unable to speak publicly without reprisal in a […]
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January 17, 2020

I am Rev. Dr. Valerie Jackson

I am Rev. Dr. Valerie L. Jackson (she, her, hers) and I am an apologetic Womanist homiletician; visionary faith and community leader; and author. As an ordained elder in the United Methodist church, I live into my calling as a voice for uncensored and unconditional love, inclusion, justice and fullness of life for all human […]
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January 15, 2020

David Weekley

My name is Rev. Dr. David Weekley and my call to ministry came at a young age. I tried to deny my call to ministry, but I found no peace so I answered God’s call. After graduation with my D. Min from Boston University I tried to locate another vocation, but ministry is my passion […]
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News & Press Releases

April 11, 2024

Removing anti-LGBTQ+ policies helps us #BeUMC

Momentum for removing harmful anti-LGBTQ+ language from our Discipline has been growing, and a wide coalition of delegates from across the diversities of our Conferences have named this commitment. We need your voice now, to help describe why we believe this is a faithful direction for our church. There has never been a more important […]
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January 31, 2024

Resist Harm Movement Gains Momentum toward General Conference 2024

Growing numbers of United Methodists are actively resisting the harm caused by anti-LGBTQ+ policies and practices of the United Methodist Church. With three months until General Conference convenes in Charlotte, North Carolina, the movement is making a difference in communities across the denomination, and for our direction as a United Methodist Church.  As we prepare […]
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March 3, 2022

A Message to the UMC: Resist Harm

In the wake of a postponed General Conference and a continued pandemic, we are urgently called again to the work of Christ – in all the ways we can. Ever more clearly, we discern the disconnect between the logistics of our gathering and the call of the gospel.  The institutional fight to enshrine anti-LGBTQ+ policies […]
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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, 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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