Recently Read: Schaefer ‘unrepentant’ for officiating gay son’s wedding despite trial conviction

The Rev. Frank Schaefer, left, of Lebanon Pa., and his Pastoral Assistant Clydette Overturf, come back to the trial after a lunch break at Camp Innabah, a United Methodist retreat, in Spring City Pa. on Tuesday. Schaefer said during the sentencing phase that he was unrepentant and may officiate more gay marriages in the future. Photo by CHRIS KNIGHT/AP

This afternoon’s report from the NY Daily News:

Schaefer told jurors he has been called by God to be an advocate for the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people. He says the church needs to stop treating them as “second-class Christians.”

via Pastor Frank Schaefer ‘unrepentant’ for officiating gay son’s wedding despite trial conviction  – NY Daily News.

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You are not a church until you accept gay people equally.
Grow UP OR CLOSE.

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