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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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.

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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.

Dr. Valdez Barker addresses the NCJ gathering (photo credit: John Lomperis / IRD)

UMC Connectional Table Models How NOT to Conduct a “Dialogue”

November 11, 2015

The United Methodist Church’s Connectional Table recently provided a helpful model for how NOT to conduct dialogues.

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Liberal Outrage As “Disobedience” Activist Accidentally(?) Quits UMC

September 16, 2015

A activist in the UMC’s homosexuality-affirming disobedience movement may not have realized that her actions would have had as serious consequences as they did.

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Mississippi United Methodists Call for Accountability, Reform, and Pro-Life Stance

July 22, 2015

Evangelical United Methodists have much to be encouraged about from the recently concluded 2015 Mississippi Annual Conference

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Where Are the United Methodists? Understanding Disagreements Ahead of General Conference

July 21, 2015

“Focusing primarily on a vocal but relatively small minority who reject our denomination’s historic, biblical doctrinal and moral teachings misses the big picture of what United Methodists believe and practice,” says IRD’s John Lomperis.

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There He Goes Again! Methodist Lobbyist Admits Not Consulting Jesus on Marriage

July 10, 2015

GBCS staffer Bill Mefford once again takes to social media to demonstrate what is wrong with the UMC’s lobby office.