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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pa. pastor appeals defrocking over gay wedding

Accompanied by his wife Brigitte, right, the Rev. Frank Schaefer, of Lebanon, Pa., departs after a meeting with officials at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, Thursday in Norristown, Pa. Church officials have defrocked Schaefer, who officiated his gay son's wedding in Massachusetts.