Wednesday, January 01, 2014

WAYNE, PA: Rev. Frank Schaeffer's Marriage of His Son Brought about His own Demise
Methodist Minister was not defrocked, says Evangelical United Methodist Pastor


By The Rev. Joseph F. DiPaolo
Special to Virtueonline
December 31, 2013

Over the past week, there have been many headlines about the United Methodist minister who lost his ministerial standing with the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference in connection with the question of same-sex marriage. Much of the reporting about Frank Schaefer's case has been misleading and one-sided, and has not included any articulate expression of the perspective of the many who believe that our teachings on marriage and sexuality are biblically faithful, and ought to remain as they are.

Rev. Schaeffer was not defrocked for conducting his homosexual son's wedding six years ago. In fact, the jury decision in his case made it clear that they wanted him to remain in ministry with us, despite his past actions, if he was willing to conduct his ministry in the future within the parameters of our teachings and our rules, so long as they remain the same.

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