Controversy

FIRED! Church fires pastor after officiating same-sex marriage

I guess Rev. Ken Kline Smeltzer from the Church of the Brethren in State College, PA wanted to take a stand. But that personal stand cost him his job. Kline officiated the same-sex marriage of two men in PA, even though same-sex marriage is not legal in the state.  (One county started issuing same-sex marriage licenses even though it’s not legal in the state as of now). After finding out their pastor had officiated the ceremony at the Mayor’s home, the board called him in and fired him. What did he really expect? What would YOUR church do if you attempted such a ceremony? This is where it will get sticky… when the unlawful termination lawsuits from pastors like this start to hit the court system. Hopefully it won’t come to that in this situation. Meanwhile… Rev. Smeltzer is looking for another church to serve at.  (Good luck inside his denomination or state at this point). Thoughts? More here… Todd