Transcript for Pastor Under Fire for Officiating Gay Son's Wedding
Now, to the pastor under fire for his role in his son's same-sex wedding ceremony. The reverend broke methodist church law having the wedding and it could lead to him being defrocked. Reena ninan has more on this. Reporter: The united methodist church focuses on putting faith and love into action. That's exactly what one reverend did. Now, the church is asking questions. He is the minister willing to give it all up for his son. Even if it means being forced out of the priesthood of united methodist church for officiating his gay son's wedding. I felt totally honored. I was full of joy. Reporter: Reverend frank schaffer says his son, tim, was forced to admit he was gay at 17. But he and his wife accepted the news. He cried himself to sleep many times. He knew this wasn't right because he heard that message from his church. Reporter: Schaffer informed his superiors he was going to perform the wedding in 2007. And they did nothing to stop him. But six years later, a parishioner complained. Now, the pastor will face a trial of his peers on monday, to determine if he can remain a pastor. What is my crime? I blessed two people that loved each other. Reporter: He is buoyed by support, like this candle vigil, and from fellow ministers. Jesus, our lord and savior, never mentioned homosexuality at all. And my point is, if it is that important of an issue, why didn't he mention it? Reporter: If your dad is defrocked and forced out of ministry, do you believe it was worth it? I do. This is getting the conversation started to revisit really discriminatory policies. Reporter: Despite what the verdict brings, he said he would do it all again. They're your children. They're your flesh and blood. Reporter: A facebook page supporting reverend schaffer has received more than 2,000 likes. We did reach out to the church. But they declined to comment. He informed his superiors when he was doing it. They had no problem. And a parishioner comes forward six years later? Reporter: Six years later. And they really wanted this to be a private ceremony. They didn't want to do the public announcement and bring it back in. And they feel moved that this is an issue that affects a lot of people in america. It gets the conversation going again. Reena, thank you. He's a loving dad. You noticed it by now.
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