The Rev. Frank Schaefer, recently reinstated as a Methodist minister after losing his credentials for presiding over his gay son's wedding, has one more legal battle ahead.
The Methodist Church is appealing his reinstatement to its highest judicial board, according to Schaefer.
Schaefer, formerly of Lebanon, Pa., and now working as a minister in California, said he wasn't surprised by the move. He said it worried him, but he also sees it as an opportunity for the LGBT cause.
"I think it will be great if we could win this," he said. "It would really indicate that the church is on a different course."