|Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
PHILADELPHIA ó A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his sonís same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals panel on Tuesday overturned a decision to defrock him.
The nine-person panel ordered the church to restore Frank Schaeferís pastoral credentials, saying the jury that convicted him last year erred when fashioning his punishment.
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