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Pastor Led Son’s Gay Wedding, Revealing Fault Line in Church

posted on July 14, 2014

In The New York Times, Michael Paulson profiles Frank and Tim Schaefer, a father-son duo whose personal journey has highlighted fissures in the United Methodist Church over the issue of gay marriage. After Frank, a UMC minister, was put on trial, defrocked, and eventually reinstated after officiating at Tim’s same-sex wedding, the two received an outpouring of support. “Right after the trial, it sort of restored hope in me, when you were getting calls from churches, and you could see there is this grass-roots movement or inclusion,” Tim said to his father during an interview.

Read at The New York Times