Methodist pastor in Pa. defrocked over officiating son's gay wedding, appeals decision

  • by: KATHY MATHESON , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 19, 2013 - 5:50 PM

PHILADELPHIA — The United Methodist church defrocked a pastor from central Pennsylvania on Thursday for violating doctrine by officiating his son's gay marriage, leaving the minister shocked and upset that he could be punished for an "act of love."

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