At the most recent Council of Bishops meeting, pro-homosexuality activists within the United Methodist Church passed out flyers that promised to “Disrupt” and “Divest [from]} the UMC, and even promised to refuse to pray for the church. Amy DeLong, a lesbian UMC minister who was convicted in a 2011 church trial for performing a same-sex marriage, passed out the flyer along with her friend and fellow activist Julie Todd.
The flyer bears the logo and website information of a group called Love Prevails, which appears to simply consist of DeLong (whose employment appears limited to professional protesting) and a small number of her friends. ”Having experienced the liberating truth imparted by the Spirit,” it reads, “we can no longer sit in silent acquiescence before the unjust laws of The United Methodist Church… [W]e hereby declare that until and through General Conference 2016, we will engage in a three-dimensional strategy to abolish the policies of discrimination against LGBT people. We will: Disclose(t), Divest, and Disrupt.”