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Methodist pastors pitch middle path on gay rights

Posted: June 14, 2014 at 3:03 a.m.

The Rev. Frank Schaefer, left, of Lebanon Pa., celebrates communion with supporters after the sentencing phase of the trial at Camp Innabah, a United Methodist retreat, in Spring City Pa. Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013. A jury of his pastoral peers convicted Schaefer on Monday of breaking his vows by officiating his gay sons' Massachusetts wedding in 2007. Schaefer was given a 30 day suspension by the church.

Michelle Boorstein

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