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Methodist pastor suspended who presides his son's wedding ceremony


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http://news.yahoo.com/pastor-expects-defrocked-suspension-072216184.html

 

The United Methodist clergyman convicted of breaking church law for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding was suspended late Tuesday, and ordered by a jury of his fellow pastors to surrender his credentials in a month if he can't bring himself to adhere to the laws of the church's Book of Discipline.

 

Before the punishment was announced, Schaefer, who was convicted for presiding over his son's 2007 wedding ceremony in Massachusetts, told the jury that he is unrepentant. Rather than beg for mercy, the pastor upped the stakes.

 

The church "needs to stop judging people based on their sexual orientation," he told jurors. "We have to stop the hate speech. We have to stop treating them as second-class Christians."

 

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Hmm too much love on his son? <_<

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