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Rev Frank Schaefer

D.C.'s Foundry United Methodist Church Again Stands up for Equality

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

Rev. Schaefer said that this experience has taught him that he can no longer be a silent supporter of the LGBT community but must speak out. He spoke of his commitment to do that wherever he will work.

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.

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.

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).