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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Methodist Minister Defrocked After Officiating At Son’s Same-Sex Wedding Wins Appeal

By Maya Srikrishnan, Los Angeles Times A Pennsylvania Methodist minister, who was defrocked six months ago after officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding, on Tuesday won his appeal to have his religious credentials restored. The Rev. Frank Schaefer had been suspended for 30 days on Nov. 18, after a jury of Methodist pastors convicted him of […]

June 25, 2014

Minnesota Minister Charged With 59 Counts Of Sex Abuse

By Pam Louwagie, Jenna Ross and Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) FINLAYSON, Minn. — Lindsay Tornambe was just 13 years old when she was chosen to be “sacrificed to God,” she remembers. That announcement in July 2000 came from a minister who led an insular faith community that included her family in central Minnesota. As Tornambe […]

April 16, 2014