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Methodists Reinstate Pastor Defrocked Over Wedding

By Tricia L. Nadolny and Laura McCrystal, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Frank Schaefer on Tuesday was reinstated as a Methodist minister by a church panel who found the Pennsylvania pastor was wrongly defrocked in December for officiating at his gay son’s wedding. A committee of lay church members and clergy said Schaefer’s sentence unjustly […]

June 24, 2014

Former Pastor Appeals Defrocking For Officiating At Gay Wedding

By Tricia L. Nadolny, The Philadelphia Inquirer BALTIMORE — Frank Schaefer, defrocked by the Methodist Church after he officiated at his gay son’s wedding, is seeking to have his credentials reinstated at an appeal hearing Friday in Baltimore. As he sat in the lobby of the hotel where his appeal is being held, Schaefer, of […]

June 20, 2014