United Methodist panel overturns decision to defrock pastor
A United Methodist Church appeals panel has overturned the church's decision to defrock a pastor who presided over his son's same-sex wedding ceremony and said he would perform other gay marriages if asked.
A nine-person church appeals panel issued an opinion Tuesday, reversing a lower church court decision.
"I feel like dancing today and I feel like rejoicing because this is a big day," said Rev. Frank Schaefer.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Members of the Methodist laity should ask themselves if they are Christian? You will know if you are a Christian if you support what are called the fiery Solas. You can read about them here,... ---
Members of the Methodist laity should ask themselves if they are Christian? You will know if you are a Christian if you support what are called the fiery Solas. You can read about them here, What are the â€śfive solas,â€ť and what do they mean? You should also read, United Methodists at the End of the Mainline, which is in a Methodists publication. I would hope that how the Methodist Church handled this situation of the minister who performed queer marriages, has made you think once again about leaving the Methodist Church. Look for a good Bible believing church. Some of the characteristics of my own church, is described in the following article, What to Look for in a Church.