Methodist Church That Fired Gay Choir Director Is Closing
December 18 2014 1:42 PM ET

Methodist Church That Fired Gay Choir Director Is Closing

Stevie St. John

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.

Pro-Gay Methodist Minister's Reinstatement Upheld
October 27 2014 5:51 PM ET

Pro-Gay Methodist Minister's Reinstatement Upheld

Stevie St. John

The United Methodist Church's highest court affirmed that removing Rev. Frank Schaefer from the ministry for performing his son's same-sex wedding was an improper penalty.

Minister Dies by Self-Immolation in Protest of Homophobia, Other Injustices
July 14 2014 3:58 PM ET

Texas Minister Burns Self to Death to Protest Homophobia

Trudy Ring

Retired Texas Methodist clergyman Charles Moore set himself aflame in a public parking lot last month.

Methodist Minister, Removed Over Same-Sex Wedding, Is Reinstated
June 25 2014 12:47 PM ET

Methodist Minister, Removed Over Same-Sex Wedding, Is Reinstated

Trudy Ring

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.

No Charges Against Lesbian Minister
May 07 2014 4:50 AM ET

No Charges Against Lesbian Minister

Michael O'Loughlin

The United Methodist Church will not bring charges against Sara Thompson Tweedy.

Methodist Church Considers Liberalization on LGBT Issues
May 04 2014 1:26 PM ET

Methodist Church Considers Liberalization on LGBT Issues

Michael O'Loughlin

The United Methodist Church may vote on liberalizing its stance on LGBT issues in 2016.

Pastor Stands by Embattled Scout Leader
April 24 2014 1:05 PM ET

Pastor Stands by Embattled Scout Leader

Michael O'Loughlin

The pastor of a Seattle-area Methodist church supports openly gay scout leader Geoff McGrath, even as the Boy Scouts of America cuts ties with the troop he leads at the church.

WATCH: Defrocked Methodist Minister Subject of New Documentary
March 18 2014 12:41 PM ET

WATCH: Defrocked Methodist Minister Subject of New Film

Michael O'Loughlin

An Act of Love chronicles the LGBT activism of Rev. Frank Schaefer.

WATCH: Methodist Church Drops Charges Against Minister
March 12 2014 2:39 PM ET

Methodist Church Drops Charges Against Minister

Michael O'Loughlin

A Methodist minister facing charges for presiding over his son's wedding to another man has reached an agreement with his church.

No Church Trial for Methodist Minister
February 13 2014 4:15 PM ET

No Church Trial for Methodist Minister — Most Likely

Michael O'Loughlin

The United Methodist Church has indefinitely postponed plans to try a retired minister who officiated his son's marriage to another man.

Pro-LGBT Banner Burned at Washington Church
February 10 2014 6:01 PM ET

Pro-LGBT Banner Burned at Washington Church

Michael O'Loughlin

A rainbow banner is burned outside a Washington, D.C., church, in what police say could be a hate crime.

Former Yale Divinity Dean to Be Tried for Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage
January 22 2014 11:43 AM ET

Minister to Be Tried for Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage

Michael O'Loughlin

Rev. Thomas Ogletree, a United Methodist minister, faces a church trial for breaking denominational rules against blessing same-sex unions.

WATCH: Indiana Church Sees Exodus After Gay Choir Director's Dismissal
January 15 2014 5:26 PM ET

WATCH: Indiana Church Sees Exodus After Gay Choir Director's Dismissal

Trudy Ring

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.

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