Coverage Summary: Frank Schaefer Case
The United Methodist pastor was reinstated after being defrocked in November 2013 for officiating at his son’s same-gender nuptials. Read what The United Methodist Church teaches about human sexuality and follow continuing coverage of this high-profile case.
Judicial Council hears arguments on Schaefer case
United Methodist top court is considering whether pastor who performed same-sex wedding will retain ministerial credentials. Read More
Judicial Council to Hear Case of the Rev. Frank Schaefer
The Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church will conduct an Oral Hearing in the case of the Rev. Frank Schaefer on October 22, 2014, at the Doubletree Hotel at 185 Union Avenue... Read More
Update: Frank Schaefer reinstated as United Methodist pastor
Appeals committee finds penalty trial court erred in its imposition of penalties after Schaefer was found guilty of performing same-sex wedding. Read More
Schaefer awaiting decision in appeal of credentials
Frank Schaefer, former United Methodist pastor, seeking to regain ministerial credentials after 2013 church trial. Read More
Appeal hearing set this week in Schaefer case
The Committee on Appeals of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church will convene June 20 at Baltimore-Washington Airport Marriott to hear appeal from pastor on loss of ministerial credentials. Read More
Frank Schaefer appellate hearing June 20
The Committee on Appeals for the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church will hear the appeal of Frank Schaefer on June 20, 2014. Read More
Panel to hear Frank Schaefer’s appeal
Northeastern Jurisdiction Committee on Appeals can sustain the findings, reverse the penalty in whole or in part or remand the case to a new trial. Read More
Scars and hope emerging from Schaefer trial
Before he lost his ministry credentials in a church trial, Frank Schaefer was a country preacher leading a small United Methodist church in rural eastern Pennsylvania. Read More
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