United Methodist Body Votes to Change the Church’s Position on Homosexuality by Allowing Clergy to Be ‘Practicing Homosexuals,’ Perform Gay Weddings

Connectional Table

The Rev. Thomas Lambrecht of Good News addresses the Connectional Table in Nashville, Tenn. Standing to his left is the Rev. Walter B. Fenton, also with Good News. (Photo: UMNS)

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United Methodist Bishop Rules That Lesbian’s Clergy Candidacy Can Proceed


Mary Ann Kaiser, an openly lesbian United Methodist Church member who in 2013 sought to be certified as a clergy candidate.(Photo compliments of Reconciling Ministries Network)

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Pa. pastor who performed son’s gay marriage suspended for 30 days by Methodist jury

(Chris Knight/ Associated Press ) – The Rev. Frank Schaefer, right, of Lebanon Pa., walks to the gymnasium with an unidentified woman, before facing his sentencing at Camp Innabah, a United Methodist retreat, in Spring City Pa. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. A jury of his pastoral peers convicted Schaefer on Monday of breaking his vows by officiating his gay sons’ Massachusetts wedding in 2007. Schaefer could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to a suspension to losing his minister’s credentials.

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