Complaints Against Clergy

Below are the names of clergy who have faced complaints and/or been put on trial for officiating same-sex weddings or for identifying as LGBTQ.

Other clergy whose names belong on this list have chosen to remain private. Many more have surrendered their orders under threats and intimidation by the church and even more were forced out of the ordination process or away from their calling to ministry before they even had a chance to be ordained.

To add a name to this list, please email us at admin (at) rmnetwork.org.

GENE LEGGETT, 1971
REV. PAUL ABELS, 1979
REV. GREG DELL, 1998
JIMMY CREECH, 1998
REV. MARK WILLIAMS, 2001
REV. KAREN DAMMANN, 2004
BETH STROUD, 2005
REV. DREW PHOENIX, 2007
REV. AMY DELONG, 2011
REV. DR. THOMAS OGLETREE, 2013
REV. CHERYL A. FEAR, 2013
REV. DR. ROSE MARY DENMAN
REV. REBECCA STEEN, 2002
REV. STEVE HEISS, 2013
REV. GORDON HUTCHINS, 2013
REV. FRANK SCHAEFER, 2013
PHILADELPHIA 33, 2013
REV. SARAH THOMPSON-TWEEDY, 2013
REV. BILL MCELVANEY, 2014
REV. ED ROWE, 2014
REV. MIKE TUPPER, 2014
BISHOP MELVIN TALBERT, 2014
REV. AMANDA GARBER, 2014
REV. DR. JOHN COPENHAVER, 2014
REV. LARRY W. SONNER
REV. PAM HAWKINS

Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, III, 1997, 2015, 2020