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Pastor Defrocked Over Officating Son’s Gay Marriage

In 2007, Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer made the decision to officiate his son’s gay marriage in Massachussets. It was one of the rare locations in the United States where gay marriage was legal at the time. Schaefer thought of it as “an act of love”. A United Methodist jury felt differently. The pastor was shocked to learned that he would …

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Methodist Pastor Suspended After Conviction

We reported here a few days ago about United Methodist Church pastor Reverend Frank Schaefer’s trial on charges of performing a same-sex marriage ceremony for his own son. The pastor was awaiting a church jury’s decision at that time. Since then, the charges against him have led to a “conviction” and he has been suspended from his duties as pastor …

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Methodist Pastor Convicted of Gay Marriage Ceremony

When United Methodist Church Reverend Frank Scaheffer’s son, Tim, came to him at the age of 17 and revealed that he was gay, the pastor and his wife had to make a decision. Tim told them that he had considered suicide because he could not reconcile the fact that he was gay with the church’s stance against homosexuality. The parents …

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