Former United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pa. pastor defrocked after performing gay wedding

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — United Methodist officials defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday for violating church doctrine by officiating his son’s gay marriage. Frank Schaefer immediately appealed the penalty, which he believed was meted […]


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Pa. pastor won’t quit voluntarily over gay wedding

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A United Methodist minister in Pennsylvania plans to defy a church order to surrender his credentials for performing a same-sex wedding. The Rev. Frank Schaefer says he cannot uphold the church’s Book […]



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