Frank Schaefer

Marriage equality complaint filed against Methodist pastors

Approximately fifty Methodist clergy have filed a complaint against 36 pastors for jointly blessing a same-sex union.

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Methodist Church reinstates Rev. Frank Schaefer, once defrocked for performing gay son's wedding

This reverses the church's December 2013 decision to defrock him seven years after officiating the wedding ceremony for Tim, one of his three gay sons, and Tim's husband.

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December 20, 2013

Rev. Frank Schaefer defrocked for blessing his gay son's marriage

United Methodist minister Rev. Frank Schaefer was defrocked on Thursday for presiding at his son’s wedding to the man he loves.

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December 19, 2013

Bishop Peggy Johnson: United Methodist Church laws are discriminatory against LGBT people

Bishop Peggy Johnson of Eastern Pennsylvania responded to a petition she received from the "clergy of the Philadelphi

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Rev. Schaefer's 30 days are nearly up. Will he recant?

Rev. Frank Schaefer was found "guilty" of performing his son's wedding to another man by the United Methodist Church and given a 30-day suspension, at the end of which he was given the choice to renounce his ministry to the LGBT community or to be defrocked.

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