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Gay Wedding Complaint Filed vs. Methodist Pastors

Thursday Jul 10, 2014
A complaint has been filed against 36 United Methodist ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding in defiance of church law.

Methodists End Minister’s NY Same-Sex Wedding Case

Monday Mar 10, 2014
The United Methodist Church has dropped its case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son’s same-sex marriage.

Methodist Churches Push Same-Sex Unions

Friday Feb 21, 2014
A group of five Sacramento, Calif.-area United Methodist congregations are leading a push to sanction same-sex weddings, in clear defiance of international church rules.

NY Methodist Clergyman Charged Over Gay Wedding

By Rachel Zoll | Friday Jan 17, 2014
The United Methodist Church has formally charged another clergyman for presiding at the same-sex wedding of his son.

Pa. Pastor Defrocked Over Gay Wedding Offered Job

Saturday Dec 21, 2013
A United Methodist pastor from central Pennsylvania who was defrocked after officiating his son’s gay wedding was invited by a California Methodist bishop to serve in her region.

Defrocked Pa. Pastor ’In Shock,’ Will Appeal

By Kathy Matheson | Thursday Dec 19, 2013
A United Methodist Church pastor defrocked for officiating the gay wedding of his son says he intends to appeal and is shocked by church officials’ decision.

Pa. Pastor Defrocked After Performing Gay Wedding

By Kathy Matheson | Thursday Dec 19, 2013
United Methodist church officials defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday who violated religious doctrine by officiating his son’s gay wedding and then, after being suspended, defiantly refused to resign.

Pa. Pastor Rebuked For Gay Wedding Looks To Future

Monday Dec 16, 2013
A United Methodist minister punished for officiating at his gay son’s wedding is set to talk about his future.

Methodists Ask Bishop to Ignore Anti-Gay Rules

Thursday Nov 21, 2013
SOME United Methodists are calling on the church’s eastern Pennsylvania bishop to stop holding religious trials for pastors who perform gay weddings.

Bishop: I Tried Hard to Avoid Trial for Pa. Pastor

Thursday Nov 21, 2013
A United Methodist official in Pennsylvania says she didn’t want to put a pastor on trial for officiating at his gay son’s wedding.