Frank Schaefera Methodist pastor who had performed a same-sex marriage ceremony for his gay son. The "church allows same-sex couples to have special prayers after their wedding", but does not allow gay priests to marry. Carpenter, with the leadership council's support, still plans to officiate at a wedding in the church scheduled before the change in policy. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship nationally opposes same-sex marriage, but its local congregations remain free to discern the issue for themselves and many congregations have pledged to perform same-sex weddings. A number of church members had campaigned unsuccessfully against the state constitutional amendment, and gay and lesbian couples approached Carpenter asking if he would officiate at their weddings. Due to its "local option", a number of congregations and ministers of the United Church of Canada a merger of Congregationalist, Presbyterian and Methodist congregations in Canada following presbyterian polity officiate at same-sex marriages, which are fully legal in Canada. We all come here in different states of brokenness.
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The United Methodist Church.