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Church Reinstates Pastor Booted Over Son's Gay Wedding

Frank Schaefer can't be punished for refusing to perform future ceremonies

(Newser) - The Methodist church reinstated the pastor who officiated at his gay son's wedding today, overturning an earlier decision to defrock him for refusing to never perform another same-sex ceremony. Frank Schaefer is headed back to the pulpit, where the AP notes he'll collect back pay. The appeals panel... More »

Episcopal Priest Faces Ban for Practicing Islam

Seattle cleric considers faiths compatible

(Newser) - An Episcopal priest who also practices Islam will likely be defrocked, the Seattle Times reports. "I'm still following Jesus in being a Muslim," said Ann Holmes Redding, who has been a priest for almost 25 years. "I have not abandoned that." But the local bishop... More »

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