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Methodist panel reinstates pastor defrocked in 2013

Rev. Schaefer to participate at Sunday service in Schenectady

Frank Schaefer, right, is shown here in September 2013 with his son, Tim.
Frank Schaefer, right, is shown here in September 2013 with his son, Tim.
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A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him. The nine-person panel ordered the church to restore Frank Schaefer’s pastoral credentials, saying the jury that convicted him last year erred when fashioning his punishment. “I’ve devoted my life to this ...


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pnotto
June 24, 2014
1:45 p.m.

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The sad end of a once great country is seen when its so called moral authority spreads the message of sin and immorality as being an accepted lifestyle and they encourage it from the pulpit...

famchild
June 24, 2014
3:03 p.m.

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Christ was condemned for being with prostitutes and publicans. They condemned him for treating all as his brothers and sisters. He never turned away because of their life styles. Love-the basis of Christianity- doesn't see color or wealth or sexual preference. It only sees a person made in His likeness.

pnotto
June 26, 2014
8:12 p.m.

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Yes it does my ignorant friend! Your knowledge of the bible is very poor which demonstrates even further stupidity on your part. For your re-education Jesus was commended for Sedition and Blasphemy where he was highly criticized for eating and living among sinners by his enemies which I include you my dumb friend along with your Leftist ignorant friends. For Jesus calls all to repent and to obey his commandments one and all. Not just one or the other and these people from what I see take a huge dump on the name of Christ with this mockery of the institutional gift that he gave to us to be between one man and one woman, period. Its not up to us to circumvent the commandments even how much you Leftists disagree with it and call it unfair. This is what kills me about you dumb ignorant people...

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