John Lomperis

John Lomperis

John Lomperis is IRD’s United Methodist Director. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago, and has an M.Div from Harvard University.
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Complaints Filed Against Charlotte Methodist Pastor for Conducting Same-Sex Marriage

April 27, 2016

“They have demonstrated a profound lack of personal integrity, by breaking their own word, and an extreme disrespect for the majority of United Methodists, who do not agree with their actions,” says UMAction Director John Lomperis.

2012 General Conference. Credit: Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Who Are these People? Who’s Who Among Some of the Major Caucuses Seeking to Influence the General Conference

April 18, 2016

A guide to some of the major caucuses seeking to influence the United Methodist General Conference.

Pastor Dale Locke of Community of Hope with his wife, Beth

Evangelicals Continue Dominating Fastest-Growing UMC Congregations

March 30, 2016

Once again, the data shows that the senior pastors of United Methodism’s fastest-growing congregations are primarily evangelicals, largely educated at Asbury.

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UM Action Supports Covenantal Unity Plan

March 28, 2016

We support the Covenantal Unity Plan to restore Christian discipline, accountability, and covenantal unity to the troubled United Methodist Church.

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Some Facts General Conference Delegates Should Know about the Connectional Table (CT)

February 19, 2016

Here are five important facts delegates to the 2016 General Conference should know as they consider the proposals from the UMC Connectional Table.

Photo: Mike DuBose, UMNS

If UMAction Acted Like Liberal UMC Caucuses

February 12, 2016

A simple thought experiment highlights how United Methodists who reject biblical teaching on some issues also reject Jesus Christ’s Golden Rule.

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A Simple Proposal: Automatic Penalties for Disobedience Movement Clergy

January 28, 2016

UM Action unveils a bold new plan for permanently moving the United Methodist Church past its sexuality controversies.

Bishop Dyck introduces Bishop Carcaño, who looks on with Rev. Tracy Smith-Malone

Harming Others in the Name of Opposing Harm

January 23, 2016

The oddly named liberal “reconciling” movement in the United Methodist Church does a lot to hurt other people, all for the supposed sake of opposing harm.

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Are Methodist Sunday Schools, VBS for LGBTQ Indoctrination?

January 22, 2016

A recent liberal United Methodist caucus events promoted transgenderist ideology and using Sunday school and vacation Bible schools to indoctrinate young children into LGBTQ+ liberationism.

Why United Methodists Baptize Babies

Why United Methodists Baptize Babies

December 23, 2015

Remarks made by UM Action Director John Lomperis at the baptism of his newborn son.

Photo credit: Paul Jeffrey / UMNS

The Case AGAINST United Methodist Divestment from “Companies Profiting From the Israeli Occupation”

November 13, 2015

With this recent testimony, UM Action Director John Lomperis delivered an extensive case against the push for United Methodist targeted divestment against Israel.

The CT's May 2014 sexuality dialogue panel (Photo: Diane Degan, United Methodist Communications)

The Sexuality Dialogue U.S. United Methodist Leaders Dare Not Try

November 12, 2015

UMC leaders in the USA try every type of dialogue on sexual morality but one.