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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)

Pennsylvania Pastor Defrocked Over Gay Wedding Offered Job

A United Methodist pastor from central Pennsylvania who was defrocked after officiating his son’s gay wedding was invited by a California Methodist bishop to serve in her region.

12/22/2013

(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

(credit: CBS3)

UPDATE: Methodist Minister Suspended 30 Days For Officiating Son’s Same-Sex Marriage

A Methodist minister has been suspended 30 days for officiating his son’s same-sex wedding.

11/19/2013

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