Jury convicts Pa. Methodist pastor for gay wedding


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“αθεοι” (atheoi), Greek for “those without god”, as it appears in the Epistle to the Ephesians on the third-century papyrus known as “Papyrus 46” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My comment:  ‘God’s command to minister  to all? 2 Corinthians 6:14 ‘Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?’   Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove themJohn 3:20  Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.  Acts 26:18 ‘to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’  Romans 13:12  The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

The Rev. Frank Schaefer testified that he tried to follow God’s command to minister to all, even if he disobeyed the Methodist Book of Discipline.

Jury convicts Pa. Methodist pastor for gay wedding: A United Methodist minister was convicted Monday in a Pennsylvania church trial of breaking church law by officiating at his son's same-sex marriage.: Rev. Frank Schaefer returns to the retreat house in Spring City, Pa. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.

SPRING CITY, Pa. — A United Methodist minister was convicted Monday in a Pennsylvania church trial of breaking church law by officiating at his son’s same-sex marriage, a case that rekindled debate over the policy of the nation’s largest mainline Protestant denomination.

The Rev. Frank Schaefer testified that he tried to follow God’s command to minister to all, even if he disobeyed the Methodist Book of Discipline.

Schaefer, of Lebanon, Pa., said he could have avoided the trial by agreeing to avoid any more same-sex ceremonies. But he declined, noting that three of his four children are gay.

The charges over the 2007 ceremony in Massachusetts came just a month shy of the church’s six-year statute of limitations, after a congregant complained.

Schaefer could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to losing his minister’s credentials after the jury convicted him of breaking church law that bans clergy from performing same-sex weddings. The jury will reconvene Tuesday for the penalty phase.

The nation’s largest mainline Protestant denomination accepts gay and lesbian members but rejects the practice of homosexuality as “incompatible with Christian teaching.”

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  1. I guess the pastor seems to believe that putting The Gay Life Style above what the Bible clearly teaches is more Christ like. I think that he is elevating himself and his family above what the Bible teaches. I would like to hear him answer if he thought that Jesus would condone same sex relationships?

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    • I know, me too. It’s amazing to watch the numbers of the men of God that are falling away. I know the Apostles and Jesus warned of this, but it’s still difficult to watch. On the other hand, it show’s the return of our Savior and our redemption is drawing near. ‘For when you see the beginning of these things, look up for your redemption draws near.’ I hope and pray that more will awaken to the fact that the falling away is occurring and great tribulation is with it. These events are catching so many unaware.

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      • Your comments really attest to the being “bewitched” that Paul mentioned. I think that this spiritual blindness is amazing to witness. Christians really need to pray to have the spiritual realm restrained so that people can see and hear again. Really interesting to witness even though it is terrible.

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