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 9, 2019

I am Rev. Israel Alvaran

I am Rev. Israel Alvaran (he/him), a United Methodist elder and member of the Philippines Annual Conference. Currently, I am the only out gay clergy from a central conference that is part of the United Methodist Queer Clergy Caucus. An immigrant and political refugee in the United States, I am under episcopal appointment to serve […]
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December 8, 2019

I am Pat Luna

I am Pat Luna (she/her), a cradle United Methodist, lay person, and member of Point Washington UMC in Santa Rosa Beach, FL (AWF annual conference). I’ve been a Jurisdictional and General Conference Delegate, involved in Emmaus, Chrysalis, Kairos, Epiphany, Disciple Bible Study, UMCOR and The Academy for Spiritual Formation, among other ministries. I have participated […]
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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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