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: Tim and Debbie Schaefer talk outside... News PhotoFather,Frank Schaefer,Gym,Horizontal,Human Interest,Talking,USA,Wedding VowsPhotographer The Washington PostCollection: The Washington Post 2013 The Washington PostSpring City, PA - NOVERMBER 18: Tim and Debbie Schaefer talk outside the gymnasium where the United Methodist Church is conducting a trial because their father, Reverend Frank Schaefer, officiated Tim's marriage vows with his partner. By perfoming a gay marraige, Reverend Schaefer violated church doctrine. (PHOTO BY LORI WASELCHUK/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)