LOS ANGELES — A pastor who was was stripped of his clerical credentials by the United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania last week because of his support for same-sex marriage has been offered another position by a United Methodist bishop in California, a sign of the deep split within the church over acceptance of gay men and lesbians.
The pastor, the Rev. Frank Schaefer, led a congregation in Lebanon, Pa. Since then, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño has invited him to minister in the California-Pacific Annual Conference, the church region that includes Southern California and Hawaii.
Schaefer said Monday that he was “very seriously considering” the offer and would discuss it with his family over the holidays. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.