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Pa. pastor facing church trial over gay marriage
November 18th, 2013

(OneNewsNow) A Pennsylvania pastor charged under United Methodist law with officiating his son`s same-sex marriage is scheduled to go on trial.

The Rev. Frank Schaefer, 51, could be defrocked if a jury comprised of fellow Methodist clergy convicts him of breaking his pastoral vows by officiating the 2007 ceremony in Massachusetts. Schaefer`s supporters argue that church teaching on homosexuality is outmoded.

 

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