Another Methodist Pastor Charged With Officiating Son’s Gay Wedding

Second case since October

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The United Methodist Church formally charged a New York reverend Friday for officiating the gay wedding of his son, just a month after defrocking another Methodist clergyman for the same offense.

Rev. Thomas Ogletree will be tried in a church court March 10th for officiating the wedding of his son to another man in October of 2012, the Associated Press reports. Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer of Pennsylvania was defrocked in December for presiding over his son’s gay wedding. The Methodist church considers homosexuality “incompatible with Christian teaching” and opposes gay marriage.

Ogletree, 80, was the dean of Yale Divinity School from 1990 to 1996, and is part of the Methodist church’s New York conference. His son’s wedding announcement appeared in the New York Times.