The Methodist Church in the Pennsylvania has defrocked Frank Schaefer for conducting the marriage of his son, saying that it was “incompatible with Christian teaching”. The Methodist Church does not permit its Pastors to officiate marriages between homosexuals. Somewhat hypocritically the Methodist Church does permit homosexuals to be members, but considers their life choice to be immoral. Many Methodist Pastors openly disagree with this doctrine, but this has not resulted in a change to the Book of Discipline.