News & Conversations

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.
December 16, 2019

I am Rev. Dr. Michael Bowie

I’m Rev. Dr. Michael Bowie (he/him) and I’m the pastor of St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church located in east Dallas, TX. As Senior Pastor, my job is to be prophetic and to cast a vision and then have the boldness and courage to implement the vision. Our vision at St. Luke is to be […]
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December 14, 2019

I am Rev. Molly Vetter

I am Molly Vetter (she/her), an ordained elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference and Senior Pastor of the Westwood UMC in Los Angeles, CA, USA. I am grateful to be a part of the work of #ResistHarm, as it connects us together in the shared work of the church, grounded in Wesleyan commitments and our […]
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December 13, 2019

I am Rev. Will Ed Green

I am Rev. Will Ed Green (he/him), Pastor & Director of Discipleship at Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. where I help to coordinate small group, fellowship group, adult education, retreat, and leadership development ministries. Over the course of my ministry I’ve served churches in Arkansas and Illinois, in addition to serving as a […]
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December 12, 2019

I am Rev. Curtis Brown

I am Rev. Curtis Brown (he/him). I’m a United Methodist pastor, coach, consultant, and denominational executive. My work has given me the opportunity to meet and work in new church planting, congregational development, and entrepreneurial leadership alongside thousands of United Methodists all throughout the connection. Currently, I serve as Director of Connectional Ministries in the […]
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December 11, 2019

A Short History of Resistance

Resisting evil, injustice, and oppression is integral to our spiritual DNA as United Methodists. It’s part of our Scriptural story, our church tradition, our Wesleyan heritage, and our denominational future.
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December 10, 2019

I am Rev. David Wiggs

I am Rev. David Wiggs (he/him), Senior Pastor at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Boston Avenue is a historic downtown congregation of nearly 8,000 members. Our reach also extends via our television ministry to four states every Sunday morning. Immediately preceding this appointment, I served as a District Superintendent in my conference. […]
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News & Press Releases

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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