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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.

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Churches’ Pro-Life Witness Grows in 2016

January 21, 2016

“Pro-Life Christians are witnessing an awakening among the American public on Sanctity of Life issues. These events are an encouraging start in advocacy and ministry to defend the most vulnerable at both ends of life,” says IRD’s Chelsen Vicari.

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.

United Methodist bishops in Africa, meeting at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, have issued a Sept. 11 letter outlining new actions to combat poverty on the continent. The bishops that make up the church's African College of Bishops expressed "righteous indignation at the current plight of our continent" and resolved to work with professional, community and nongovernmental organizations and agencies to alleviate poverty in Africa. They view the United Methodist-related university as a vital resource toward that goal. A UMNS photo by Andra Stevens. Photo #080869. Accompanies UMNS story #382. 9/15/08.

Their Silence is Deafening

December 8, 2015

It has been over a month since African UMC bishops issued their public statement addressing terrorism, marriage and family. Not a single U.S. bishop has gone on record publicly in support of it.

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Wesley Seminary Students Commemorate “Transgender Day of Remembrance”

November 19, 2015

During the communion liturgy, a Wesley Seminary Professor gave thanks to “O Father and Mother, creator of all things old, new and in transition.”

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Church World Service Criticizes Governors over Syrian Refugees

November 16, 2015

Officials from a Mainline Protestant church agency are criticizing U.S. governors for declining to resettle Syrian refugees in their states.

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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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Anglican Archbishop: Share Your Faith with Urgency

October 29, 2015

“The brokenness around us in our world is so great,” Archbishop Foley Beach told students at Asbury Theological Seminary. “People are suffering, wounded, miserable, self-medicating and desperate for answers. “