Defrocked Methodist minister Frank Schaefer reinstated

Posted on 24 Jun 2014 at 3:07pm
Frank-Schaefer

The Rev. Frank Schaefer

The Rev. Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked six years after officiating at his son’s wedding, was reinstated.

Schaefer refused to say he would never perform another same-sex wedding. While he performed a very private wedding for his son and son-in-law, he couldn’t promise to never do another wedding because he has two other gay children.

The church ruled in his appeal that Schaefer was on trial only for performing his son’s wedding and not for what he may or may not do in the future.

He can return to work at his church and will be given back benefits and pay.

Since being defrocked, Schaefer has been in Dallas twice and spoke at Cathedral of Hope and Northaven United Methodist Church. He appeared on Lambda Weekly and included footage shot at the radio station in an upcoming documentary about his trial.

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