A pastor, his son, and the test of gay marriage

The Rev. Frank Schaefer (right), a United Methodist minister, was defrocked after officiating at the marriage of his son, Tim.

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Frank Schaefar chose to endanger his own career by officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding.

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