Welcome to Resistance-Oasis. We started this website the day the General Conference of the United Methodist Church passed legislation (February 26, 2019) to deny services to LGBTQIA+ persons…and refuse support if any feel called or equipped to be in ministry.
We also began a Facebook group to allow people to share feelings and ideas…a safe place. http://www.facebook.com/groups/resistanceoasis
In the past two weeks, more than 500 people have joined the Facebook Group and over 1000 have checked out our website. Over 100 people who checked out the website asked for more information on ways we can resist the marginalization and disenfranchisement of LGBTQIA+ persons.
We are ready now, after two weeks, to begin organizing resistance. If you want to be part of a “circle of conversation” to begin this effort, please click the “contact us” link above and we will include you on our mailing list and invite you into one of the circles now forming.
J. Michael Smith, pastor, Mattoon UMC, (IL)