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Boy Scouts Ban Church That Let Gay Man Lead Troop

By Phuong Le | Monday Apr 21, 2014
The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership.

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.

Indiana Minister Boots Gay; 80% of Congregation Also Goes Away

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
After serving for six years as choral director of the United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Indiana, a gay man was driven from the fold by a new minister who said LGBTs could not hold leadership positions.

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.

Pa. Pastor Appeals Defrocking Over Gay Wedding

By Kathy Matheson | Friday Dec 20, 2013
A United Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding has appealed the decision, a move that offered the latest evidence of a split in the nation’s largest mainline Protestant denomination

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.

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 Who Performed Gay Wedding to Learn Fate

By Michael Rubinkam | Tuesday Nov 19, 2013
A United Methodist minister convicted under church law of performing his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony could learn Tuesday if he’ll be defrocked.
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