Refuse to uphold the policies of the UMC which discriminate against LGBTQ people. Marry same-sex loving people and disclose your actions publicly.
Let your church building be used for same-sex weddings and publicize this.
Whenever you see or hear antigay language stop the conversation; whether it’s at a party, in a sermon, at Annual Conference or on the floor of General Conference.
Help show the interconnectedness of issues of homophobia, exclusion, violence, and other forms of oppression. For example, a conversation about bullying must also acknowledge the ways LGBTQ people are bullied in the workplace, at school, at church. A conversation about poverty must also acknowledge how many LGBTQ youth are homeless and poor.
Write a letter to your bishop, or to any bishop who is currently overseeing a complaint and charges related to matters of same-sex sexuality and gender identity. Tell bishops in written form and in person that they need to take leadership in the denomination to change our exclusive policies. Do not support bishops in their language of upholding the unity of the church for the purpose of upholding the oppression of LGBTQ people.
Consider attending a national level General Church meeting being held in your area to put the church on notice that we do not intend to let another four years pass without significant resistance to the status quo. Follow Love Prevails’ actions at the General Church level and consider joining us.
If you know your pastor/s to be privately supportive of LGBTQ inclusion in church and society, speak with your pastor/s about preaching on the matter.