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Frank Schaefer Gay Marriage

Michelangelo Signorile

Pastor Who Will Keep Ordination After Performing Gay Marriage: 'I Will Never Be Silent Again' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Rev. Frank Schaefer was jubilant yesterday, discussing what’s been dubbed his “refrocking" in the United Methodist Church (UMC), calling it a ...

Defrocked Minister Awaits UMC Ruling

Timothy Kurek | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Timothy Kurek

It could be as late as Monday before a ruling is handed down, and before Rev. Frank Schaefer knows whether or not doing the right thing, being a model father, and being a model example for the United Methodist denomination, is going to effectively end his career as a pastor of the good news.


AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — United Methodist church officials defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday who violated religious doctrine by...

My Letter to the Bishop Who Judged the Methodist Minister Who Officiated His Gay Son's Wedding -- and Her Amazing Response

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

Just in case a voice of reason might prevail where a petition of thousands did not, I sent this open letter to Bishop Johnson and any others in the Methodist hierarchy who are judging Rev. Schaefer. Here is my letter to her, and her kind and pretty amazing response back.

Michelangelo Signorile

Pastor Punished For Officiating Son's Gay Marriage Speaks Out | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“I didn’t do this to make a rebellious statement against the church,” Rev. Franks Schaefer said on Friday, reflecting on the action taken by a U...

The Broken Covenant

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

The good Rev. Frank Schaefer, a pastor probably not unlike the one I idolized as a child, has been suspended by the United Methodist Church for officiating the wedding of his gay son. It is a blow that, even after nearly a decade away from the church, leaves me filled with anger and despair.

Pennsylvania Pastor Wrongly Suspended for Officiating Son's Marriage to Another Man

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Siebold

If the United Methodist Church in southeastern Pennsylvania eventually defrocks Rev. Schaefer, it would be a great shame. This is a man who can teach the church and the community real life lessons about love, compassion and doing the right thing.

Methodist Pastor Suspended After Officiating Son's Gay Wedding

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

SPRING CITY, Pa. (AP) — A United Methodist minister from Pennsylvania who was convicted under church law of officiating at his son's same-sex weddin...


AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

SPRING CITY, Pa. (AP) — A United Methodist minister convicted of breaking church law by officiating at the same-sex wedding of his son says he is un...

Jury Convicts Methodist Pastor For Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion

SPRING CITY, Pa. (AP) — A United Methodist minister was convicted Monday in a Pennsylvania church trial of breaking church law by officiating at his...

Pastor Facing Trial Over Gay Marriage

Posted 11.18.2013 | Religion

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Pennsylvania pastor charged under United Methodist law with officiating his son's same-sex marriage is ...

A Father's Love on Trial

Tim Schaefer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Tim Schaefer

My dad is being put on trial for being a loving father. Six years ago my father, Rev. Frank Schaefer, officiated my wedding to my same-sex partner -- something that is against the laws of the United Methodist Church (UMC).