First United Methodist Church of Alexandria, Ind., will shutter at year end, having lost much of its membership after its gay choir director was dismissed.
Retired Texas Methodist clergyman Charles Moore set himself aflame in a public parking lot last month.
Frank Schaefer was defrocked in December for having performed his son's same-sex wedding, but an appeals panel has returned him to the ministry.
The United Methodist Church may vote on liberalizing its stance on LGBT issues in 2016.
An Act of Love chronicles the LGBT activism of Rev. Frank Schaefer.
The United Methodist Church has indefinitely postponed plans to try a retired minister who officiated his son's marriage to another man.
Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a United Methodist minister, faces a church trial for breaking denominational rules against blessing same-sex unions.
Since Adam Fraley was let go for being gay, nearly 80 percent of the members of First United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Ind., have left.