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Prayers for Methodist pastor in gay wedding dispute

Published June 21. 2014 4:00AM
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Supporters of Frank Schaefer, not pictured, a United Methodist Church pastor who was defrocked for officiating at his son Tim's wedding to another man, pray Friday before a Methodist judicial panel appeal hearing of his defrocking in Linthicum, Md. Schaefer was the pastor of Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon, Pa.

Supporters of Frank Schaefer, not pictured, a United Methodist Church pastor who was defrocked for officiating at his son Tim's wedding to another man, pray Friday before a Methodist judicial panel appeal hearing of his defrocking in Linthicum, Md. Schaefer was the pastor of Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon, Pa.

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