Pa. Pastor Who Officiated Gay Son's Wedding Keeps OrdinationA Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister.
Methodist Panel Overturns Pastor's DefrockingA nine-person appeals panel ordered the church to restore Frank Schaefer's pastoral credentials.
Defrocked Methodist Pastor Appealing Punishment"I would like to get my credentials back," said Schaefer, who will appear before a church panel in Baltimore this week to argue that his punishment was illegal under church law.
Defrocked Minister Shares Message Of Inclusiveness During SermonIt was Human Relations Sunday, in honor of Martin Luther King -- an auspicious day for Reverend Frank Schaefer to bring his message.
Pennsylvania Methodist Pastor Defrocked After Performing Gay WeddingChurch officials have defrocked a United Methodist pastor from Pennsylvania who officiated his son’s gay wedding in Massachusetts.
Pa. Methodist Minister Says He Won't Quit, Even After Same-Sex Marriage RebukeRev. Frank Schaefer, in dark suit, was surrounded by supporters after annoucing he won't abide by Methodist Church rules banning same-sex marriages and won't give up his credentials.
Same-Sex Wedding Set For Center City Church A Show of Protest and Support"We thought this would be the appropriate way for us to affirm that God's love extends to people of all gender and sexual preferences," says David W. Brown, an associate minister at Arch Street United Methodist Church.