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.
After an eight year process, openly lesbian Mary Ann Barclay was not moved forward in the ordination process, as the Board of Ordained Ministry (BOM) rejected her candidacy to become a minister in the United Methodist Church (UMC).
A bishop in the United Methodist Church (UMC) is dropping a complaint against an openly gay minister for being a "self-avowed practicing homosexual."
85-year-old Dallas-based Reverend Bill McElvaney has been suspended by the United Methodist Church for presiding over a gay couple's marriage.
Retired Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert officiated the marriage of two Birmingham, Alabama men in love on October 25, 2013, defying church rules forbidding clergy from supporting marriage equality. Soon after the wedding ceremony complaints were filed by the local Bishop and the Council of Bishops.
United Methodist minister and former dean of Yale Divinity, Rev. Thomas Ogletree, will be tried by a church council because he officiated at his son’s marriage to the man he loves.
United Methodist minister Rev. Frank Schaefer was defrocked on Thursday for presiding at his son’s wedding to the man he loves.
Bishop Peggy Johnson of Eastern Pennsylvania responded to a petition she received from the "clergy of the Philadelphi