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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


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.


Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodists Call for Accountability, Invite Covenant-Breakers to Leave UMC

July 8, 2015

A Northeastern United Methodist region affirms biblical teaching on marriage, makes covenantal boundaries clear.

Rev. Henry-Crowe delivering her General Secretary's address at this meeting (Photo credit: IRD)

The Left Wing of the Democratic Party at “Mother Earth” Prayer?

May 12, 2015

The spiritual foundation for the UMC lobby office’s work includes misquoting Scripture in some places, directly opposing it elsewhere, and bizarre “Mother Earth” prayer.

From L-to-R: Henry-Crowe, Hoshibata, and GBCS board secretary Chelsea Calderon (Photo: GBCS / Rick Reinhard)

Methodist Lobby: Divest from Israel, Invest in North Korea, Legalize Prostitution

May 11, 2015

The United Methodist lobby office’s General Conference agenda now includes divesting from Israel, investing in North Korea, and advocating for legalized prostitution.

Rev. Dr. Peter Bellini addresses the conference (Photo credit: John Lomperis / IRD)

United Methodist Seminary Tackles Spiritual Warfare

May 2, 2015

An official United Methodist seminary devotes an entire conference to spiritual warfare

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“Just Resolution” Reached in Complaint Against Evangelical United Methodist Pastor

April 1, 2015

This article may be a bit on the lengthy side, but you will want to read to the end of this report on an interesting new development. Rev. Dr. John Wesley Jones of First…