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Retired Mennonite pastor loses credentials over officiating gay son’s wedding

Monday, November 10, 2014
Chester Wenger (seated, right) and Sara Jane Wenger (seated, left) at the wedding of their son, Phil Wenger, (standing at right), and Steve Dinnocenti.
LANCASTER, Pa. -- A retired Mennonite pastor from Pennsylvania who has lost his credentials after officiating at his gay son's wedding says he hopes the church will someday be more accepting of gays and lesbians. Lancaster Online reports that 96-year-old Chester Wenger of East Lampeter Township wrote in a Mennonite Church USA publication...

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Mennonite pastor under scrutiny for presiding over same-sex wedding

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Karl Shelly
GOSHEN, Ind. -- Two Mennonite conferences will review the credentials of a Goshen pastor who presided over the marriage of a same-sex couple in violation of the religion's rules. Assembly Mennonite Church Pastor Karl Shelly wrote in a statement he submitted to the Indiana-Michigan conference that he performed the service in May after determining that ...

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