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Post  fshnski on Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:48 pm

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — United Methodist church officials defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday who officiated his son’s gay wedding in Massachusetts, a move seen as contradictory to the denomination’s beliefs.

The Rev. Frank Schaefer of Lebanon had already been suspended when he met with church officials to determine whether he would continue as a pastor.

Schaefer had been told to resign from the clergy by Thursday if he could not follow the denomination’s Book of Discipline. But Schaefer has said the book discriminates against gay people and vowed this week that he would not voluntarily surrender his credentials.

Church spokesman John Coleman said that officials decided to defrock him.

Schaefer left the short meeting with church officials without commenting but planned to address the matter later Thursday.

Earlier this week, Schaefer said he would defy the religious order to surrender his credentials for performing the same-sex wedding.


http://nypost.com/2013/12/19/pastor-defrocked-after-performing-gay-sons-wedding/

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Post  WHL on Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:38 pm

They're damned if they do and damned if they don't. We hear stories about both sides-they are force to marry gays, they are forced not to marry gays. Which is it?
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Post  fshnski on Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:45 pm

What surprised me was that the United Methodist Church usually leans left.

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