Recently Read: More pastors sign on to preside at same-sex wedding next week

Next Saturday's service will be held at the Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia.

Next Saturday’s service will be held at the Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported this morning that additional pastors are signing on to participate in the same-sex celebration of marriage service scheduled for next Saturday in Philadelphia. Thirty pastors in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference had previously announced that they would be presiding at the service to be in solidarity with the Rev. Frank Schaefer, who will be tried by a church court later in November for conducting a marriage service for his gay son.

The Rev. David Brown of Philadelphia’s Arch Street United Methodist Church said he anticipates between 40 and 50 members of the clergy could preside over the wedding next Saturday. But with all that is on the line – including the possible loss of their credentials for the Methodist participants – Brown said the number could fluctuate until the day of the wedding.

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