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The 2012 edition of the Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.  The book includes church policies and laws, including how to adjudicate church trials.  Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Church court convicts pastor of sexual misconduct

The Rev. Errol Leslie was found guilty of having an affair with a laywoman. The Florida Conference trial began “after lots of attempts to arrive at justice,” the bishop said. Read More

The Rev. Michael Tupper is facing a complaint under the 2012 Book of Discipline. The book states that

Same-sex wedding complaint moves forward

The Rev. Michael Tupper has pitched his tent in the snow and said he plans to camp outside a church official's Marquette, Michigan, office until the complaint against him for helping officiate at a same-sex marriage moves a step closer to a church trial. Read More

The Rev. Frank Schaefer speaks about his book, “Defrocked,” at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee, one day after his Judicial Council hearing in Memphis, Tenn.

Update: Decision won’t end United Methodist same-sex debate

The United Methodist Church's top court has upheld an appellate committee's earlier ruling to reinstate the Rev. Frank Schaefer's clergy credentials. Read More

Clergy and faith leaders gather outside Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia in support of  Richard Taylor and William Gatewood (at top of stairs in doorway) following their Nov. 9, 2013 wedding

Agreement resolves same-sex union complaint

A complaint against 36 pastors who officiated at a same-sex union has been resolved by agreement. Read More

Frank Schaefer talks to press after hearing. Photo by Melissa Lauber, Baltimore-Washington Conference

Schaefer awaiting decision in appeal of credentials

Frank Schaefer, former United Methodist pastor, seeking to regain ministerial credentials after 2013 church trial. Read More

The Rev. Thomas Ogletree.

Updated: Church trial postponed for theologian

A retired elder in the New York Annual Conference will face a church trial for officiating at the same-sex wedding of his son. Read More

Theologian charged for same-sex wedding

The Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a retired seminary dean known for his work on Christian ethics, presided over the wedding of his son. Read More

Western Jurisdiction: Gay issue stand wrong

Grassroots movement OK'd to challenge bishops, clergy, laity, local churches to operate as if law book statement "does not exist." Read More

Same-sex union trial controversy continues

A year after proceeding against Wisconsin elder, bishop asked to rule on legality of clergy covenant plan the Rev. Amy DeLong proposed. Read More

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