The United Methodist Church on Thursday defrocked Pennsylvania Pastor Frank Schaefer over officiating a gay wedding.

Schaefer, pastor at Zion United Methodist Church of Iona in Lebanon, presided over the 2007 wedding of his son Tim Schaefer to another man in Massachusetts, which legalized gay marriage in 2004.

Last month, a jury of 13 fellow pastors convicted Schaefer of breaking church law and suspended him for 30 days.

On Monday, an unrepentant Schaefer, who has three gay children, said that he planned to defy a church order calling on him to reconcile his teachings with church doctrine or surrender his credentials. He said that he could not uphold the church's Book of Discipline, calling it discriminatory.

The AP reported that officials on Thursday decided to defrock Schaefer.

“I cannot uphold those discriminatory laws and the language in the United Methodist Church's Book of Discipline that is hurtful and harmful to our homosexual brothers and sisters,” Schaefer said during Monday's press conference in Philadelphia.