Frank Schaefer

Pastor Frank Schaefer File Photo (credit: CBS3)

Pa. Pastor Who Officiated Gay Son’s Wedding Keeps Ordination

A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister.

10/27/2014

Pastor Frank Schaefer File Photo (credit: CBS3)

Methodist Panel Overturns Pastor’s Defrocking

A nine-person appeals panel ordered the church to restore Frank Schaefer’s pastoral credentials.

06/24/2014

Pastor Frank Schaefer File Photo (credit: CBS3)

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.

06/18/2014

Pastor Frank Schaefer File Photo (credit: CBS3)

Defrocked Minister Shares Message Of Inclusiveness During Sermon

It was Human Relations Sunday, in honor of Martin Luther King — an auspicious day for Reverend Frank Schaefer to bring his message.

01/20/2014

(The Rev. Frank Schaefer, on December 16, 2013.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

Pennsylvania Methodist Pastor Defrocked After Performing Gay Wedding

Church officials have defrocked a United Methodist pastor from Pennsylvania who officiated his son’s gay wedding in Massachusetts.

12/19/2013

(Rev. Frank Schaefer, at right of lectern in dark suit, with some of his supporters at the Arch Street United Methodist Church on December 16, 2013.  Photo by Michelle Durham)

Pa. Methodist Minister Says He Won’t Quit, Even After Same-Sex Marriage Rebuke

Rev. 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.

12/16/2013

(Arch Street United Methodist Church.  File photo)

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.

10/30/2013

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