The United Methodist Council of Ordained Ministers has defrocked a Central Pennsylvania pastor who presided at the wedding of his gay son in 2007.
The Rev. Frank Schaefer said Thursday he was saddened by the decision and will continue to advocate for a change in church policy.
"I will not give up the fight. I am still a minister in my heart and I will continue to minister," he said. "I will continue to be a voice for the LGBT community."
Schaefer appeared in Norristown before the board of 40 ordained ministers at the end of a month-long suspension. He told them he could not meet the condition...