Frank Schaefer is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church where he ministered for more than 20 years when, in 2013, he was tried by a United Methodist court for officiating his son’s same-sex marriage. He was defrocked on December 19th, 2013 when he refused to uphold the Book of Discipline, which would have meant to denounce gay marriage rights. Following his defrocking, Frank became a speaker and activist, and though he was reinstated by the North Eastern Jurisdictional Committee on Appeals, he continues to advocate for human rights.

Media Coverage of the Trial, Defrocking, and Reinstatement:
 

National Media (TV and Print)


Cartoon by Signe Wilkinson of the Philly Inquirer 11/21/2013

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Radio


Regional TV Coverage

Frank Schaefer, Bishop Peggy Johnson and Tim Schaefer - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2014/02/11/frank-schaefer-same-sex-marriage-and-the-united-methodist-church/#sthash.QOASGT1P.dpuf
Frank Schaefer, Bishop Peggy Johnson and Tim Schaefer - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2014/02/11/frank-schaefer-same-sex-marriage-and-the-united-methodist-church/#sthash.QOASGT1P.dpuf
Frank Schaefer, Bishop Peggy Johnson and Tim Schaefer - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2014/02/11/frank-schaefer-same-sex-marriage-and-the-united-methodist-church/#sthash.QOASGT1P.dpuf
Frank Schaefer, Bishop Peggy Johnson and Tim Schaefer - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2014/02/11/frank-schaefer-same-sex-marriage-and-the-united-methodist-church/#sthash.QOASGT1P.dpuf

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Frank Schaefer's Blogs / Articles

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Kutztown University (03/07/2014):


Documentary "An Act of Love" tells story of Rev. Frank Schaefer:

Anderson Cooper 360 -  Rev. Schaefer comments on the "Duck Dynasty" controversy:

The View - with Rev. Schaefer and his son, Tim:

Hardball: Rev. Frank Schaefer, Maverick of the UMC:

Faces of Faith: Duck Dynasty debate with Rev. Schaefer and Pastor Jeffreys:

The Last Word: Lawrence O'Donnell interviews Frank and Tim Schaefer:

Good Morning America: Frank and Tim Schaefer:

News Nation Interview with Rev. Schaefer:

CBS Interview with Terrell Brown:

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Washington DC: