The United Methodist Church has put Reverend Frank Schaefer on trial for performing a marriage ceremony for his son who is gay, which is against church doctrine and violates Schaefer's oath as a Methodist minister. : News Photo

The United Methodist Church has put Reverend Frank Schaefer on trial for performing a marriage ceremony for his son who is gay, which is against church doctrine and violates Schaefer's oath as a Methodist minister.

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Spring City, PA - NOVERMBER 18: Jon Boger declines to comment before walking back into the gymnasium where he testified in a trial conducted by the United Methodist Church. Boger filed the complaint against Reverend Frank Schaefer who performed a marraige between two men, which is against church doctrine. Schaefer presided over his son's, who is gay, wedding. (PHOTO BY LORI WASELCHUK/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Spring City, PA - NOVERMBER 18: Jon Boger declines to comment before walking back into the gymnasium where he testified in a trial conducted by the United Methodist Church. Boger filed the complaint against Reverend Frank Schaefer who performed a marraige between two men, which is against church doctrine. Schaefer presided over his son's, who is gay, wedding. (PHOTO BY LORI WASELCHUK/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
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Spring City PA NOVERMBER 18 Jon Boger declines to comment before... News Photo 450498347Decline,Gym,Horizontal,Human Interest,Pa,Rear,Trial,USA,WalkingPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2013 The Washington PostSpring City, PA - NOVERMBER 18: Jon Boger declines to comment before walking back into the gymnasium where he testified in a trial conducted by the United Methodist Church. Boger filed the complaint against Reverend Frank Schaefer who performed a marraige between two men, which is against church doctrine. Schaefer presided over his son's, who is gay, wedding. (PHOTO BY LORI WASELCHUK/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)