The Methodist church has put the Rev. Frank Schaefer on trial in southeastern Pennsylvania, accusing him of breaking his pastoral vows by presiding over the 2007 ceremony in Massachusetts.
Testifying in his defense Monday, Schaefer says he might have lost what he called his "ritual purity" by disobeying the Methodist Book of Discipline. But he says he felt he was obeying God's command to minister to everyone.
Jon Boger (BOH'-ger), a church member who filed the complaint against Schaefer, testified he felt betrayed when he found out the pastor had presided over a gay wedding.
Schaefer could be defrocked if he's convicted by a jury of Methodist clergy.
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