Methodist Pastor Defrocked for His Support of Same-Sex Marriage


This week a United Methodist pastor was defrocked after he refused to withdraw his support for same-sex marriage. Reverend Frank Schaefer of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania had been serving a 30-day suspension after a church jury convicted him of violating church rules by officiating at the wedding of his gay son. He said he felt called to advocate for same-sex couples and plans to appeal the ruling. More trials are expected of other Methodist pastors.

Watch our story on the Methodist gay marriage controversy.