I am Frank Schaefer, the Methodist Minister who was recently defrocked for officiating my son's same-sex wedding. AMA!
I'm Rev. Frank Schaefer and I was a United Methodist minister in a small Pennsylvania town until I got put on trial in the church for officiating the same-sex wedding of my eldest son. The Church gave me a choice – vow to never again preside over a same-sex wedding, or lose my credentials as a minister. Three of my four children are gay, so I knew that I could never promise to stop preforming same-sex weddings. After giving me 30 days to reconsider my stance on gay marriage, the United Methodist Church officially defrocked me in December 2013.
To my surprise, my story traveled quickly, igniting an international news frenzy. I've appeared on The View, CNN, MSNBC, the CBS Evening News, and countless regional news outlets. Now I've gone from being a small-town minister and silent supporter of LGBT rights to an outspoken LGBT activist. My goal is to change the discriminatory rules in the United Methodist Book of Discipline, which prohibit the ordination of LGBT people and forbid ministers from performing same-sex marriages. My message is an appeal to all LGBT members, as well as their friends and supporters, to remain in the United Methodist Church because we’re taking our Church back!
Also, there is currently a documentary in production, called at Act of Love (anactoflove.com) about my story and the journey I am currently on to bring greater acceptance to our LGBT brothers and sister in the church and beyond.
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