(RNS) A United Methodist jury Tuesday night gave the Rev. Frank Schaefer 30 days to agree not to break church law again by presiding at same-sex weddings or give up his clergy credentials.
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(RNS) A jury of United Methodist pastors began hearing testimony Tuesday (Nov. 19) that will help determine if the Rev. Frank Schaefer will lose his clergy credentials for breaking church law by officiating at the same-sex marriage of his son in 2007. Testimony in the penalty phase of the trial may continue Wednesday.
(RNS) Rev. Frank Schaefer was found guilty of two charges: performing a same-sex wedding and disobeying church law. The United Methodist Church considers homosexuality “incompatible with Christian teachings.” The jury will consider his punishment on Tuesday, which could include the loss if his clergy credentials.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The rhetoric from Republican and conservative opponents of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is moving away from the morality of the bedroom and into the business sphere. More politicians are fighting ENDA as a bad economic move, not as a break with the Bible.
(RNS) Divided over the 2012 state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, the state’s two Roman Catholic dioceses and the North Carolina Council of Churches are parting ways.
(RNS) Primates and bishops from the Global South attending a gathering in Toronto said current proposals for a new Anglican Communion covenant don’t go far enough to heal the conflict in the communion over homosexuality.
NEW YORK (RNS) Inspired by Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign for gay teens, the NALT (Not All Like That) project aims to be a platform for Christians who believe “there is nothing anti-biblical or at all inherently sinful” about being gay.
(RNS) The one in four evangelicals who are largely ambivalent on the question of homosexuality won’t necessarily be leading the charge for gay rights, but they’re well known in their churches and what they say (or don’t say) can have an impact.
(RNS) Pope Francis said nothing that would indicate that there would be any change in the tenet that homosexuality is, as the Catholic catechism states, “objectively disordered.” But he appeared to push back against a policy that gay men cannot be ordained.