I have noted that the desperate acts to save the life of the UMC are exactly what will kill it. Consider this from a more moderate voice:

As the debates raged at General Conference this week, I heard a common theme in the voices of conservative and progressive delegates and observers: desperation. Often taking the form of out of control emotions and devious legislative tactics this desperation was on display from both sides. While it is easy to be offended by acts […]

via UMC GC 2019 Final Reflections: Existential Threats and a Pathway to Peace — Wil Cantrell