Rev. Frank Schaefer

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

Methodist Clergy Escape Sanctions Over Gay Wedding

A complaint against 36 United Methodist ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding in Philadelphia in defiance of church law has been resolved.

10/06/2014

(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

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Pastor Found Guilty Of Violating Church Law For Officiating Same-Sex Marriage

A Pennsylvania pastor who officiated a same sex marriage has reportedly been found guilty of “violating the church’s law” and “breaking the law and order of the United Methodist Church.”

11/18/2013

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