In this June 24, 2014 photo, United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks during a news conference at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. Schaefer, who was ousted and then ... more 
In this June 24, 2014 photo, United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer speaks during a news conference at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. Schaefer, who was ousted and then reinstated after performing his son's gay marriage said Friday, July 18, 2014 that a church official is appealing his refrocking. Schaefer is disappointed to learn of the appeal, but not surprised. He is moving to a California diocese this week after his decision to officiate at his son's 2007 same-sex marriage thwarted his church career in Pennsylvania. He has since become a gay rights activist. He said he hoped the church's Judicial Council would decline to take up the appeal. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Matt Rourke
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 6:21 PM EDT