frank Schaefer

The church General Conference is reviewing 100 pieces of legislation on LGBT inclusion.
I call on all Christians to lay down your scriptures, dogmas, doctrines and interpretations long enough to learn how to love your neighbor as your self.
With more than seven million members in the United States alone, the UMC has been struggling in recent years to come to an
Be sure to check out Shaefer's book, Defrocked: How A Father's Act of Love Shook the United Methodist Church, here. The Rev
Schaefer, former pastor of Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, was charged under United Methodist
Rev. Schaefer saw the connection between church and violence. His long journey toward acceptance and, now, activism began when he found out his son was gay and considering suicide, largely because of what he had been taught in church.
I sit at my desk again now to answer the question, "Why would I pursue ordination after all the pain my Church has put me and my family through?"
Gay Man's Mysterious Death Leads Brother On 25-Year Quest To Find Justice A compelling new documentary is slated to hit American
"Like Pastor Frank, my father was also a small-town United Methodist minister," director Scott Sheppard told The Huffington
Rev. Thomas Ogletree performed a marriage ceremony for his own son. For that, he will stand trial in March before an ecclesiastical court of the United Methodist Church. You see, his son is gay. Ogletree officiated over his wedding to Nicholas Haddad.