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  • Methodist minister won't surrender credentials in gay-marriage dispute

    Methodist minister won't surrender credentials in gay-marriage dispute
    A United Methodist minister who was suspended for officiating at his son’s gay marriage said on Monday he will not voluntarily surrender his religious credentials even though he cannot uphold his church’s doctrines on issues relating to same-sex marriage.
  • Methodist minister says he can't uphold gay marriage doctrines

    A United Methodist minister who was suspended for officiating at his son's same-sex marriage said Monday he would not voluntarily surrender his religious credentials even though he could not uphold his church's doctrines on issues relating to gay...

    Letters: A church's schism over gay marriage

    Letters: A church's schism over gay marriage
    Re "Methodist pastor defrocked," Dec. 20 I write in defense of the defrocked minister, the Rev. Frank Schaefer, who officiated at the marriage of his gay son. As a fellow Methodist minister in a denomination that has led the charge on so many civil...

    Methodist pastor married gay son 'in good conscience,' now on trial

    Methodist pastor married gay son 'in good conscience,' now on trial
    There is a judge, a jury, a de facto prosecutor and a defense attorney in this trial that has the outward appearance of any legal proceeding seen in most countries. But this legal system answers to a higher calling than civil law. The Rev. Frank...

    Methodist pastor found guilty in church trial over gay son's marriage

    Methodist pastor found guilty in church trial over gay son's marriage
    A United Methodist minister was convicted Monday in Pennsylvania of breaking church laws for conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony for his son  -- an action the pastor said he would do again because he believes he is called to extend God's love to all. ...