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Rev. Frank Schaefer Gay Marriage

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

Rob Watson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay 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 01.25.2014 | Gay 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 01.25.2014 | Gay 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.

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).