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Trial set for theologian who officiated at son’s wedding

By Heather Hahn and Kathy Gilbert* A United Methodist theologian and retired elder in the New York Annual (regional) Conference will face a church trial for officiating at the same-sex wedding of his son. The trial of the Rev. Thomas Ogletree is scheduled for March 10 at First United Methodist Church in Stamford, Conn., reports […]

Recently Read: Pastors to jointly officiate at same-sex marriage

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported this morning that 30 additional UM pastors will be jointly officiating a same-sex marriage ceremony in solidarity with the Rev. Frank Schaefer, who faces a Nov. 18 church trial in Chester County for officiating at the 2007 marriage between his son and another man.

Recently Read: Pastor faces trial for officiating same-sex marriage

From the Lebanon Daily News: Like all ministers, the Rev. Frank Schaeffer looked forward to officiating his son’s wedding. Now, his decision to do so could end his ministerial career. Schaefer, pastor at Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in South Lebanon Township, will go on trial before the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United […]