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Mennonite Pastor Under Review for Gay Wedding

Thursday Aug 21, 2014
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.

Pastor Sentenced in Vt. Lesbian Custody Case

By Wilson Ring | Tuesday Mar 5, 2013
A Mennonite pastor who helped a still-missing woman and her daughter flee the country - and a custody fight with the woman’s former lesbian partner - was told his 27-month prison sentenced could be put on hold while he appeals his conviction.

Va. Pastor: God’s Law Reigns in Same-Sex Dispute

By Wilson Ring | Monday Mar 4, 2013
A Virginia Mennonite pastor facing up to three years in prison says he is being judged because of his faith and conscience for helping a woman and her daughter flee the country rather than share custody of the child with her former lesbian partner.

Pastor in Same-Sex Parent Dispute Remains Jailed

By Wilson Ring | Thursday Jan 31, 2013
A Virginia pastor who interfered with a custody dispute involving a lesbian couple in Vermont will remain jailed for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury.

Pastor Won’t Testify in Same-Sex Custody Dispute

Friday Jan 25, 2013
A Virginia pastor convicted of helping a woman and her daughter involved in a custody dispute with the woman’s former partner was taken into federal custody after refusing to answer questions about others involved.

Defense: Pastor Thought Mom OK to Leave US

By Wilson Ring | Thursday Aug 9, 2012
A Mennonite pastor worked with a number of other people to help a woman flee the country with her 7-year-old daughter and live in Central America rather than share custody with her former lesbian partner, federal prosecutors said in a Vermont courtroom.

Trial Nears in Vt. Civil-Union Child Custody Case

By Wilson Ring | Tuesday Aug 7, 2012
A trial beginning this week in federal court in Vermont could lift some of the mystery from an international child-custody case that has highlighted the religious tensions surrounding legal recognition of same-sex relationships.

Mennonites protest church exclusion of gays

By Meghan Barr | Friday Jul 3, 2009
In a quiet act of defiance, gay and lesbian Mennonites dressed in bright pink gathered outside the church’s official convention in Columbus on Thursday and criticized its leaders for trying to push them out.
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