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Send Your Thanks NOW – Tried By Faith: Punished for Belief

Posted by T. Resnikoff // November 26th 2013 // Events and Opportunities, Issues and Trends, Social Justice, Stories and Voices // 2 comments

Support Pastor Frank Schaefer standing on the side of love.


Thank-you, Rev. Schaefer – no affiliation

Declaring, “I will never be silent again,” Pastor Frank Schaefer accepts that the United Methodist Church will defrock him for supporting marriage equality because it is counter to church law.

In appreciation of his principled stand we invite you to send you a message of thank-you and support to Rev. Schaefer. The Blue Boat blog will collect your messages and cards and forward them to Rev. Schaefer, before Thanksgiving.



Thank-you, Rev. Schaefer – Standing on the Side of Love affiliation

Read Frank Schaefer, Pennsylvania Methodist Pastor, Suspended After Officiating Son’s Gay Wedding” on Huffington Post.


How to thank Rev. Frank Schaefer for his courageous stand on the issue of marriage equality:

Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Unitarian Universalist Association

25 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02108

Download the card we’ve prepared, add your words of support, or create a card of your own, sign it and fax it to: (617) 367-4798.

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Read the previous Blue Boat post on this story, “Trail by Faith” here.

About the Author

Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
2 Responses to “Send Your Thanks NOW – Tried By Faith: Punished for Belief”
  1. Beth Cantrell says:

    As a registered United Methodist Church member, I have to tell Reverend Schaeffer that I support his decision to stand up for the rights of his members. I can not even imagine the pain this is inflicting on you and your family, so I just want to say that there are many of us who support you out here! Keep the faith, and soldier on!! It has to change!!!

  2. Joy Throm says:

    May prayers, love and support overwhelm you with hpoe, courage and strength in this difficult time. I am certain you are standing on the right side of history. I respect your stunning example as a father. Your son, son-in-law and countless others must be so proud of you.

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